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Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

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I have seen peoples come and go
Alike the Ocean'd ebb and flow;
I have seen kingdoms rise and fall
Like springtime shadows on a wall.
I have seen houses rendered great
That grew from life's debased estate,
And all, all, all is change I see,
So, dearest God, take me, take me.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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