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Gina

Gina my cousin

She was the type who would never die

Had always been there,

All grown up when I was still a child.

Laughing, teasing, bringing me toys and sweeties,

Flirting with my daddy

Taking his arm as he walked her to the station.

 

She would burst in every Saturday

Her voice like sunflowers and daffodils,

Smelling like oranges and strawberries,

The way they do...

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The Forever Soldier

He could be from anywhere

And it is difficult to place him.

It could be London, Ohio, Berlin.

He could be from any era or any age,

For he is ageless and timeless.

He is noted for his youth and optimism

Because 'though he must march into the fields of fury,

He is basically good natured and cheerful.

He is wrapped around with the invincibility of being young,

Rooted in th...

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Who Will Be There ?

Who will be there, 

Asks the elderly lady,

The one with crevices in her skin

And the sad haunted eyes.

Who will be there when all these antique people have died ?

When age and time has taken every witness.

The Princes who visit,

They're heady on the atmosphere,

Standing by a grave,

In the fullness of the solemn gales,

Treading on the ground where it all happened, for ...

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