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The Eclectic Pen - Once Again

By: Catherine S. (focolarina)   + 2 more  
Date Submitted: 9/29/2008
Last Updated: 9/29/2008
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 73

  Knowledge doesn't make it better:
familiarity does not ease the edges
but sharpens them.

Disease, once fought and vanquished
can still return to claim that which
is guarded so assiduously.

This is the lesson learnt:
the painful pill presented
the unlooked-for uncertainty
returning to taunt and torture
shredding the anticipation of
all that which I had planned to behold.

As winter returns,
once again
I vow in my soul
once again
that good things will be mine
once again:
this disease will not have its way in me
once again.

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