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Yet Another Lament

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Yet Another Lament

In shambles I left you
In shambles I met you.
The shambles caused 
by those at home
With the help of those 
abroad
Would it have been 
different
If I had waited?

Twenty years ago
I left you my mother
Seeking greener 
pastures
In the land of your 
masters
Hoping to come back
And dry your unending 
tears.
Would it have been 
different
If I had waited?

Here I am
Made and arrived
To dry your tears.
But no
Mother my brothers
Have wrecked you.
What a wreckage
Of you
They left for me!
Would it have been 
different
If I had waited?

Now I know not
Where to begin from
To patch you up 
Mother
With tears in my eyes
I look at your wreckage
And see you in tears!
Would it have been 
different
If I had waited?

Who of my brothers
Young and vibrant
Will help me bring 
You back to your 
glorious days?
Age is not my friend
My bones are getting 
weak
But mother
A promise you have
From me
I will patch you up
Till my last breath!
Would it have been 
different
If I had waited?

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  1. Date: 1/15/2013 5:21:00 AM
    Very sad