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Posted: June 1st. 2005 9:19:07 PM
He Sings His Growing Old
by B. T. Newberg
Age Group: Adult
O fortuitous rhyme!--that measures man,
And playful reaps my woe from birth to birth,
For in plenty I'm the madly piping Pan,
But call me jokeless Job in times of dearth;
For share I too the shame that grieves the earth:
Behold my silvered hair like crowning mold,
And wheezing breath that more sustains the mirth,
But this abused body now grows cold,
And to me wings a bird whose only song is death.
Author's Notes: copyright 2005
As a Naturalistic Pagan, I believe in evidence. There is no evidence that deities and magic are "real" in the most literal sense, but they may yet be moving and powerful. These poems are a tribute to the inspiration of Pagan ways.
For more information on naturalism, see HumanisticPaganism.com.
Author's Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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