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How gracefully you have aged
no one can be recast
for a life like yours cannot be upstaged

hoping you were assuaged
now you are a prisoner of the past
how gracefully you have aged

to keep you here, a war would’ve waged
soldiers would have amassed
for a life like yours cannot be upstaged

the pain was disengaged
so many questions yet to be asked
how gracefully you have aged

angry and bitter, I was enraged
my pain could not be masked
for a life like yours cannot be upstaged

you’ve been treated and caged
at peace at last
how gracefully you have aged
for a life like yours cannot be upstaged



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Brockili123 said...
Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:16 pm
Your poetry reminds me of Langston Hughes...
 
mkgm15 replied...
Jan. 29, 2013 at 2:55 pm
Wow thank you
 
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