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A Confession To A Friend In Trouble

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YOUR troubles shrink not, though I feel them less
Here, far away, than when I tarried near;
I even smile old smiles--with listlessness--
Yet smiles they are, not ghastly mockeries mere.

A thought too strange to house within my brain
Haunting its outer precincts I discern:
--That I will not show zeal again to learn
Your griefs, and, sharing them, renew my pain....

It goes, like murky bird or buccaneer
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YOUR troubles shrink not, though I feel them less Here, far away, than when I tarried near; I even smile old smiles- with listlessness- Yet smiles they are, not ghastly mockeries mere.

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* Sunprincess * 14 November 2015

........incredible poem....distance seems to have that effect ?

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