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Having borne the brutal burden of a breathing body,
Having lived to the end of my days,
I shall gladly take leave of this "stinking piece of flesh."

Once skin-rapped and bundled in beautiful clothes,
An outer presentation for others to see.

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Secret thoughts forced into silence,
Feelings of rage and fear held tight,
Insanity so nicely transformed into an oft-smiling face.

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Cold bones looking for warmth,
Outstretched arms looking for someone to hold.

A labyrinth mind always wanting more,
Searching for a truth never near.

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And then "those tasks"........ so many things left undone,
Unpaid bills, broken dreams, relationships unresolved,
Life never quite complete.

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Doug Soderstrom is a retired Professor of Psychology having taught for forty-two years at the college level. He was a columnist for the Populist Party of America (www.populistamerica.com/now discontinued) and has been a feature writer for (more...)

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