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Thread poster: R. A. Stegemann

R. A. Stegemann
Saudi Arabia
Local time: 02:33
German to English
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Aug 17, 2003

Long have I searched myself unknown
and found, perhaps too late, my place
in a world unprepared for what I am.

So what, I am told by those
who remember someone other.
Cast aside by time I have struggled forward.

Separated we have grown apart,
Unable to imagine the past that came later.
There is no progress -- only memory.

Better to have remained apart
but still hoping for a different future.
Be not harsh. It is not a crime to have been young.

Condemned by a future that cannot be,
Persecuted by a present that should never have been.
Trapped by a past of my own and others’ making.

I have the solution, but no means.
Then its not a solution, or so it goes.
Who are you to take from me and give to others?

A careful cut, warm red fills the sand
From whence I came I cannot return,
but I give back what has always been mine -- forsaken.


[Edited at 2004-01-30 16:44]

[Edited at 2004-01-30 16:45]


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xxxLinguaText
English to Chinese
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Shot gun from here. Aug 17, 2003

Hope the blossom of poetry and literature stay on forever!

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Roomy Naqvy  Identity Verified
India
Local time: 23:03
English to Hindi
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I agree Aug 19, 2003

TextLingua wrote:

Hope the blossom of poetry and literature stay on forever!


May the blossom stay on forever. Amen.


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