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In Place Of Me (standard:poetry, 105 words)
Author: Reid LaurenceAdded: Feb 28 2011Views/Reads: 1456/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Self-will or God's will... where does it start, where does it end.

A marionette 

A puppeteer 

By hand divine 

I must appear 

To stumble for 

A crowd besmear 

And languish in 

My aging year 

What joke did play 

This puppeteer 

To seize the strings 

To watch them leer 

My wooden heart 

Hush beating near 

In time opposed 

I see my fear 

What good is good 

When gray has passed 

And He has taken 

Every last 

Should sing an all 

In parting song 

And youth recall 

Incessant wrong 

But leaving time 

Senescent end 

A puppet all 

By string descend 

And taking up 

In hand does He 

Another life 

And jest to be 

A marionette 

In place of me


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