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Ageless Heart

marching years wear

furrows in our faces,

pits and wan hollows

no denying the traces


our faces look like hell

wrinkles so eerily bold

yet our hearts are kids

that'll never grow old


your skin was like honey

hair smoother than silk

hands, soft and tender

shoulders white as milk


honey and silk no more,

hands crabbed and bent,

shoulders thin and...

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The side of my face

Gave you a wide berth

And I dropped my gaze

To drop you down to earth


The smile on your face

Revealed you too easily,

my faith fell like a stone

and I stole away quickly.


The tears on her face

Gave way to waves of joy.

Dried up and withering

I became again a little boy


The grin on my face

Gave nothing away of the hidden,


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I saw before me faces float
White to black they passed by rote
They mouthed their words, they smiled their smiles
As shadow passed across the dial.

Saw I too their souls aslumber
Each one written with a number
They dreamed their dreams, they made their plans
As trickled through the glass the sands.

Saw I a scavenging lion come
To take their bodies one by one
He roared his roar, he pa...

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