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Lamentation Calm and collected no hysterics or tears but I haven’t felt this bad in years. Not a physical pain of tooth or a limb but a deep morbid aching, way down within. Feel like I’ve been attacked, looted and plundered in stunned amazement I sat here and wondered. Can’t seem to succeed at the jobs that I’ve worked everywhere that I go my chain’s getting jerked. By all kinds of people, the young and the old and it’s all my fault, or so I am told. Sixteen hours a day sometimes I have labored in pursuit of success I dare not have wavered. But the world keeps on gaining, its way out ahead farther and faster from my reach it has sped. Nothing’s deserved it all must be bought with the sweat of the brow and quickness of thought. I’m slowing down now, just can’t keep up but no one will stop and put a coin in my cup. Not qualified yet, haven’t accomplished enough no rest for the weary I must get back up. But it just gives them a target to knock down again spit in my eye then wipe off their chin. I still have some pride and would like some respect but in this day and age I know what to expect. Laugh in my face as my pockets get picked, too late to discover; again I’ve been tricked.

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  1. Date: 1/10/2012 8:32:00 PM
    Well written Bob, enjoyed your sharing, love,vie