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The life he wasted

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The life he wasted

a man of letters he came
twenty yards of years ahead
& raised the old lion of envy
in many a soft & good heart
of some peers –

& a frozen pride was so near
nearer than the flat nose
on his calm & snake-oil face;

ah! yond unmoving pride 
alcohol-inspired as he drank
along some five yards of years
with some new tuneful booms;
old friends cast off like some dirt
as wild smokers took the seats;

& thus sadly our man of letters
a man of pills he began a-groan
upon a sad bed of stoke & pain
a full ten yards of years ahead –
the life he wasted with a knife.

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  1. Date: 7/10/2010 6:48:00 PM
    People who cast off their friends often die sadly. Did he take his own life with that knife? Your descriptions of this event are out of this world! Awesome writing. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/10/2010 2:00:00 PM
    So enjoyed reading your creative write tonight Canny and enjoyed the poem Deb honored us with.. a nice one.. with luv..