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A Birthday Letter

As you don't want me anymore to wish you a happy birthday,
I'll be far apart as a beggar dressed in rags from a happy carnival.

Get to the party as soon as you can, leaving me hungry by the street,
and I assure nothing gets leaked to a tabloid's hot gossipy pages.

I'm darn right every feud has already cleared up from sight
and you've started over again with something new.

And I'm a husk without the grain inside it - a lot spent on such waste.

And for this, I'm glad to see some regret flicker across your face.
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Sunday, July 17, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: love and life
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