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A lesson repeated



The stage has been set again

The players need not rehearse

Their lines known by heart

My performance likely the worse

I am the only one that approaches unprepared

While to all else-an identical set

To me a new beginning

Instead of a familiar circumstance

The cast of players stared in disgust

Knowing full well I would not understand

That this will not be the final performance

Rpeated a thousand times- would be repeated again

So the play resumed

As boring as the prior and the that before

As I stumbled from metaphor to deperate hint

Lost-confused-hope- something to ignore

But there is no easy answer

At least not for me

So the play will repeat

For me—for eternity
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Submitted by bkurple on August 21, 2016

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