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One Same Place

Sun comes up, sun goes down,
One man's smile is one man's frown,
One man born while one man dies,
Why not his sights 'fore my eyes?

One day clear, next falls rain,
One man's loss is one man's gain,
One man's win is one's defeat,
Why not his shoes on my feet?

Summer warmth, winter snow,
One man's high is one man's low,
One man falls while one man stands,
Why not his gloves on my hands?

Peacetime plow, wartime gun,
One man's toil is one man's fun,
One man lives while one is dead,
Why not his hat on my head?

Lifetime body, deathtime dust,
No more wants, no more lust,
All return to one same place,
Need I his smile on my face?
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Poetry.com 4.2 out of 5 based on 5 votes.
Gloria Burgess More than 1 year ago
Really like this poem..has everything I like in a poem..has meaning,rhymes,and makes me want to read every word...enjoyed very much
Rochi Rubel More than 1 year ago
Thanks so much Gloria, for your nice & thoughtful review! So glad you enjoyed it! I'll post more soon. I like making people smile, though I am surprised this one made you smile (even though you liked it), as some people find it eerie or perhaps even depressing, albeit thought provoking... Some people I know (not on this website) had no idea what I was saying in this poem altogether. I'm glad some deeper people like you actually do get it! Gosh, I feel so bad for people who are not the least bit artsy! They are sooooo missing out in life :-) Rochi
bubbly More than 1 year ago
very nice job
Jacques St Juste More than 1 year ago
enjoyable and smart
Rochi Rubel More than 1 year ago
Thank you so much for your nice review. Glad you liked it! Rochi
Margaret Saunders More than 1 year ago
A good poem with both views, I enjoyed reading this poem
Rochi Rubel More than 1 year ago
Thank you. I'm so happy people are enjoying my poems! Rochi
Mandi Smith More than 1 year ago
nice one
Rochi Rubel More than 1 year ago
Thank you! Rochi
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