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1.
The Open Sea

How swiftly flows the river,
As it hastens to be free,
Away from land's binding fetters,
En route to the open sea.
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2.
Aging

Tempis fugit, the old man said,
As he pillowed his weary head.
I'm just not what I used to be,
Time, at last, has caught up with me.
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3.
Dawn

The sun was rising above the trees,
Casting shadows on the lake,
Birds were chirping their morning songs,
Bidding the world to awake.
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