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Do you recognize
This man?

Walking down a snowy path

Years ago

You shared his bath
Filled with bubbling hopes
Optimistic poems

And washed away each others

Do you recognize 
This man?

Fighting earnestly 
For change

Years ago

You flew his plane
Through smoky clouds
A hedonistic crowd

And guided him through the

But now

There are beggars 
Gathered at the footsteps
Of a nation 
Stealing apples from 
The blind

But now

There are soldiers
Occupying the gardens
Of a widow
In the final stage of 

But now

There are roaches
Nibbling the portions
Of a servant
Down to his very last

In a world
Where elephants

In a world 
I  no longer

Do you recognize 
This man?

Do you recognize 
This man?

Of course 

He is 

A mere shadow


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  1. Date: 2/11/2012 12:57:00 PM
    Skillfully written as always, enjoyed your poetry today Catman, love,vie

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 11:20:00 AM
    perhaps he is unrecognizable, yet still his essence lingers. Hugs, Catie :)