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1.
Keeper Of The Rain

It is not for me little girl
The wind brings the rain;
It is not for me little bird
The sun warms the grain;
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2.
Empty

You should never have covered it with a shroud
Hoping to find a cage of darkness
With an invisible lantern
Singing the song of light.
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3.
Every Face Hides A Secret

Every face hides a secret
The eyelashes bat once in acknowledgement
Shared and yet hidden
Longing to be released
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4.
A Mother Remembers

SomeWhere inside me, lost
In misty folds of time,
Soft falls the sound
Of a child’s anklet, tinkling, gently
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5.
A Beggar I Never Met

A face with a nose rubbing the car window
A gesture accompanied by a futile plea
Pressed against glass and beseeched by one
Who may be accused of withdrawal symptoms
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