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The People Loved What They Had Loved Before

The People Loved What They Had Loved Before
by Michael R. Burch

We did not worship at the shrine of tears;
we knew not to believe, not to confess.
And so, ahemming victors, to false cheers,
we wrote off love, we gave a stern address
to things that we disapproved of, things of yore.
And the people loved what they had loved before.
We did not build stone monuments to stand
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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: poetry,rhyme,robert burns,robert frost,tradition,william blake,william butler yeats,william shakespeare,william wordsworth,writing
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