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Rated: E · Poetry · Adult · #2235013
Contemplating the value of life


The Forgotten Man gazed at the darkening sky

His tiny bright light, a very small to your eye

Once I was the Sun with wisdom and grace

To now occupy such a miniscule place


My knowledge once sought, with reverence and glee

Has diminished so small that few can still see

I am the same, but to others I am not

Knowledge I shared, their minds have forgot


I live a life of frustration, not fear

Hoping to help those to me dear

Withered of body, but still strong of mind

Offering succour to those who aren't blind


Those who knew so little, now know so much

Recoil from suggestions, withdraw from my touch

Wondering How, Wondering why

My life is forgot, ere I lie down and die


Heed me my children, my friends and my peers

Listen to what I have learned through my years

Wisdom, hard earned does not fade with time

It's value remains, it's meaning will shine


The Forgotten Man gazed at the darkening sky

Wondering How, Wondering why

Was my life all for nothing, Did I struggle for nought

Why my life discarded, my message forgot.


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