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Inspirational Poetry

Life’s Shadows — Poem by Kalyani Rajalingham

Sad man, Sad man, quoth what you may,
Of life’s raptures that has left you in dismay,
“My young pupil, my eyes weep from sorrow,
My fainting heart scatters at the mirthless world,
You know not of unwelcomed lives,
Begotten by the burdens of poverty,
Whelmed by burdens of possessions,
And starved by galls of smitten tears,
I, my dear, have witnessed misery,
Clutched the aching heart and embraced agony,
Should I be miserable if not for more?

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