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Why are rivers running...shouldn't they be flowing?
Does rain come down...instead of falling?
Is the night black...is the day always light?
Is the day always light...when the night is always inklike?

We say a train flew off the track...when it really derails.
Don't say you love her...when you only want tail.
Why say a person is white...when they really are light?
Why say a person is black...have you lost your insight?

Why is a brother heavy...when he really is analytical?
Saying someone is different...isn't this being judgmental?
Saying you love someone is crazy...if you've just met them.
Trying to get away from your life...still searching for what then?

Why mask the real you...instead of being who you are?
Why tell so many lies...to get to your favorite star?
Don't you know...that life deals with the truth?
Can't you see...that you believe in the spoof?

Life is really so short...why gum-up your wheels?
Feel the bag of tricks you're carrying...can't you get it real?
Everyday is a step on the road...please get rid of your load?
Deception will tear us apart...let ignorance go; truth be told?
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I began writing Lyrics, short stories, and poetry some 43-years-ago. When I was in high school, during the 60s, I met the great Robert Frost. He spoke to me about my real elementary attempts at writing and poetry. He took some time with me, after assembly hall and told me to not stop writing. Now, that I have been around the world as a USMarine, and have lived through 2-years of the Vietnam War, I still am writing. Now at 63-years-old, I am enjoying being on Poetry.com with you all. I was born 12/21/1948, in Worcester, MA. There I began trying to write lyrics at 5-years-old, on my Grandmother's piano -- this has been a life-time ambition/Hobby for me. I live now in Gallatin, TN, and I am disabled/retired from the vietnam war.This is how I move around and, hopefully, meet others of like mind/spirit. I am mostly American Indian and 4th Generation Irish in the USA. My poetry are moments, which I've seen, and lived during my life. I believe allpoetry are photos, or glimpses into moments of life. Styles have changed over the years, and it is in reading/listening to others' poems that give poets ideas and imaginations to build their own style. This is who I am, as a man, who simply loves the written arts/preforming arts. Keep on writing!Lucian Tower. more…

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