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Ryan Cole

(August 27,1961 / Santa Monica, California)

A Lullaby


I will write a lullaby
for all the lost and fallen
who linger on barstools
until the shout of last call
I will sing a ballad
for the lonely and brave
who face the dawn
with tired eyes and chagrined smiles
I will play a dirge
for the sad and scattered
who seek redemption in another's eyes
if only for a moment or a day
And I will compose a sonnet
for all of us who continue
and cling to love
if only as promise unfulfilled

Submitted: Monday, June 21, 2010

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