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a Vanished calling (read aloud)
netskyIam

Reissue/revision of an October poem
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very slowly...
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A rag man re-
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arranged his shuffle
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—must look smarter
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for rich Mrs. Doudy.
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"Any rags today kindly Mizz Doudy?"
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"My oldest silks
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are too fine
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for you."
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"Thank you 'for you'
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thank you Mizz Doudy."
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A rag man re-
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arranged his shuffle—
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no one to-day adds cloth to his duffle.
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He turned to rundown
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lackaday lane—where no flowers
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grow where a rag man has lain
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long under stars—
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stirred only by sweeps—
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his fibers are rag pa-
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per faintly inked.
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It is here that he
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weeps
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over all of forever.
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10 Mar 07


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reid recites it
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 — netskyIam

The only thing wrong with this poem is the forum in which it is posted.
 — unknown

fascinating nets and the reading adds to it

badge
 — unknown

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