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Forsaken Beauty


Words are gone
Drained from me
Where once the light would shine
The clouds have all encompassed me.

I stare in surprise
At my new world, so bare,
And only see a blackness
In the mockery that seeks me there.

The dreams, the visions, the wonder,
That flowered on this virgin ground
Fall to shame in a weakened life
Closing their sight at the cold around.

The flower of springtime
Greeting card to the earth
Could not charm its lover
To capture its worth.

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