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fleeting time

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fleeting time

The night it came, 
and I came too
Like falling rain 
or morning dew
And slipping down 
I found a seat
To set and rest 
my weary feet; 
The chair it rocked
and as I sat
The ticking clock 
went forth and back
The silence came 
and listening I
Played at this game
with noisy lies; 
Until the time 
in circling round
Wasted this life 
without a sound

Protesting I, 
rose from the chair
With but a sigh 
to rend the air
But not a word 
from mouth did come
No silver truth 
from rusting tongue; 
No say had I, 
in silence time
Save simple lies 
professed in rhyme
I sat back down 
and breathed back in
Made not a sound, 
and danced with sin; 
The night it passed, 
as someday I
Will deftly wave, 
as time flies by

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