Garbage Mary

Garbage Mary

Garbage Mary dressed in rags
And lived in a council flat.
She liked to search the dustbins
Just like a sewer rat

Neighbours they got concerned
As Mary looked ill and poor
her flat was full of rubbish
It could not take any more

They informed the Social Services
who took Mary into care.
Police while searching the apartment
found bank books, stocks and shares.

Mary was worth a lot of money
nearly a million pounds
Yet she had wanted to live her life
by just rummaging around.

No one ever knew the reason
why Mary chose to live this way.
She could have been a lady
instead of a waif and stray.

This is based on a true story, as I read about in America while
I was on a holiday there


About the author

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Born in 1940 Very active. Live in Hull and I am also a Volunteer for City of Culture 2017, I volunteer at a pre school, also Mums and tots at my local Church. Have grandchildren and greatgrandchildren and love them all, love travelling with my husband of 53 years. Life is good

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