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Before the time

Mark Cloutier 1972 (Kaneohe)



Speed and light
Flash of the cameras
Step into the light
And you'll be a Darkstar
To rise and fall
Before the time
Some are tormented by it
Some find it in the pleasures they seek
So finder's are keepers
And losers are weepers
And don't forget
Because they all remember
You have to walk the line
For degrees in heights
Climbed in all that transpires
In every funeral pire
So light the fire
And smoke it all
Going down in flames
Is a house burning like the sun
In the night sky
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Written on May 12, 2015

Submitted by Markcloutier on September 26, 2021

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Scheme ABACDEFGHBICJKHCCDLMN
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 456
Words 93
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 21

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