08 February 2008

not just a part

if what i say should come to matter much
those who would listen hold up to each ear
chains that close tightly when free words appear
and keep the heart and mind firmly in clutch
there are some people who would say that such
concern means that we may have held too dear
a thing that might jam any working gear
and quickly put the mind right out of touch
listen to those who say that when we mourn
the tears that fall do not produce a bit
of anything that can redeem our choice
but since the world is given when we're born
there may be more than any might admit
and something might be said in a small voice

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