Anita Byler
Anita Byler asked:

We finally find out 'who hurt you once so far beyond repair...' in regards to Ruth Zardo. Can anyone tell me if this is quoted from an actual poem or did Penny write it?

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Marie The poem 'Beyond Repair" was written by Marylyn Plessner.
Maria The poem you are quoting from is titled: Lady Mink: A Sort of Requiem by Marylyn Plessner from her poetry collection "Vapour Trails" published in 2000.
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