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I'll Find A Rare Reason To Smile
Here on this brand new flight of day
On the grand stage of the world
I may but find a rare reason to smile,
Tho' my head springs merry in life's wilderness
My heart numb lays on a valiant pain
Somber among the public multitudes
I've felt the whips of envy on a still day
I've known the days without a bread
I've grasped the pulsing hands of a dying child
When all the streets and night is dead.
I've taste the public scourging of hate
By priest, by saints, by nobles, by poets,
By false friends
By men who lie with men, by prostitutes,
By wealthy creeps
By common fools, by thieves,
By nameless intellects,
By jealous men, by deceitful scamps,
By mere hypocrites
By men who stamp upon my youth
With sly murmuring, with boundless lies
With streams of prejudice, with vile contempt
I've watched their hands grew fat and bright
I've watched their wealth expand to a sky
From the poor strength of a man.
I've flown to a lightless sky of solitary
God is not there, he is distant and mute
I'm forgotten thro' the pages of his memory
I bare my sorrows upon a dead wind
In shackles against a dim wall colorless
No one hears the echoing sadness of my days
No hears, no one hears!
Even the light blue stars deserts me
Even the woods cry out in mockery
In the storming of my wretched days
And yet the moon crawls beneath a cloud
The last embers of hope flutters away
Like a streaming mist enskied
I die! I die! I die!
In love's martyrdom
From a spectre memory snaking thro'
The strangled regions of my mind
Thro' the fleeting hours of deep quietude
My heart lays desolate and cold
Darkness creeps like the silent waters
Yet still I'll find a rare reason to smile.
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It is through the darkest moments of our days that we see the light. Can one find a reason to smile when the darkness subdues the light. There is always a flicker of light at the end of the tunnel that can give one a rare reason to smile. Thanks for reading my humble verses.