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The Difference



Mean and forlorn,
Like a peeble was my boyhood.
I did not live. I existed
Like the kite I played with
On windy afternoons by the sea...
Like innocence and laughter
Of the kids, my age.

Life was hate against itself
And the world, then.
Now, life is hate against hate
Itself and the world against
Life that was
Mean and forlorn,
Because the boulder that I have become--
You turned a man. And seeing
The difference, a man I will be--always
Till the world is turned
Upside down--
Pale against the sun.

The difference is a life-time gratitude.
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Submitted on May 02, 2011

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