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In Spite of the Wise



It is stupid some would say
Allowing my heart to swing astray
I agree with the wise
It is my choice to be otherwise.
Once this small life of mine has run
Its innings and I am done
I would love to leave behind someone
Who at some point in her own little life believed
She was mighty precious to someone.
Mar-27-2010

From Life in a Multiverse

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