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Everything I have finally learned                                                                                                     With the exception of drinking                                                                                                            Gets progressively better if you keep at it                                                                                    And it's always easier in the long run                                                                                                If you keep a half-raised eyebrow and a crooked smile                                                                 Finding an answer then                                                                                                                    Is like sailing free in the winds' chamber                                                                                             Or touching someone's sorrow in the afternoon                                                                           With a  smile                                                                                                                                  And knowing something you didn't know before                                                                               Is yours forever now

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  1. Date: 4/23/2013 8:44:00 PM
    "touching someone's sorrow in the afternoon" so beautiful. My words lack the depth that you have mastered. beautiful, beautiful poetry

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 7:23:00 AM
    and they say that time is the illusion, it is all happening at once, and that is how i read your words here, 'now, before.' hugs, Catie :)