Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

Despair - Poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar

LET me close the eyes of my soul
That I may not see
What stands between thee and me.
Let me shut the ears of my heart
That I may not hear
A voice that drowns yours, my dear.
Let me cut the cords of my life,
Of my desolate being,
Since cursed is my hearing and seeing.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 2, 2010

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