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Poetry Corner

Poetry Beatnik Face Value

Do not take me
At face value.
There is a person inside me
Suffering from a pain:
Pain of a lost love
Pain of a lost childhood
Pain of a lost

Do not take me
At face value.
There is a person inside me
Rejoycing with a happiness:
Happiness of a newfound love
Happiness of a newfound childhood
Happiness of a newfound

Do not take me
At face value.
There is a person inside me
Contemplating a thought:
Thought of a wonderful love
Thought of a wonderful childhood
Thought of a wonderful

Do not take me
At face value.
There is a person inside me
Confused by conflicting feelings:
Feelings for a wonderful love
Feelings for a lost childhood
Feelings
         sometimes
                 for a way out

Do not take me
At face value.

-6/30/94
11:25pm

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