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I could not hurt you, try as I might,
with words, inflection, impotent spite,
for pain not borne by lips that say,
is cut by reason then ripped away.

I would not hurt you by dereliction,
of duty, nor tarnish by false attrition,
What sleeps shining shall not awaken,
it binds my true faith never shaken.

Silence and dignity, respect for the gift,
the only defender long since cut adrift,
The purpose forgotten, the conclusion foregone,
You cannot replace
what so

Ben Gunn 1996-2007


"Only actions matter, for any fool can dream -
and wishes count for nothing in the overall scheme..."

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The following comments are for "Endgame"
by looptheory


"You cannot replace/ what so/ blindingly/ shone..." Amen. spoke to me, did this. in so many ways and for so many reasons... profound, well-rhymed, high-impact poem... to which I will return. thanks for this.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: March 29, 2007 )

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