Ray Mather

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And Now? - Poem by Ray Mather

All gone now, all gone
That innocence
That cantering youth
That hope that held the head so high
Has hardened into now
And now
I curse my leaden legs
My tired eyes
And wonder where the newness went

All done now, all done
I’ve seen it all
False-promising truth
Keeps hope on hold and hand on heart
Head hunting where and how
And how
I purse my laughless lips
My wrinkled cheeks
And wonder at the life I’ve led


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 1, 2011


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