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    Wayne Gray
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Wayne's Poems - 18. The Answer

Challenge accepted, @Mikiesboy.

There was a man who never shed a tear,
from love his heart was safely walled away.
"I cannot be hurt since I never fear,
the loss of something that's only for play."

It seemed so genius this secret he'd found,
this fundamental, oft unspoken truth.
I watched him joyfully frolic around,
still strong, handsome, in the picture of youth.

We aged a bit, as we are are wont to do,
and things were starting to change for my friend.
His partners found for his nights became few,
I saw in his eyes the start of the end.

"Who will want me now that I've spent my time?"
We sat together as closest friends will.
"Who could desire me out of my prime?"
He struggled so hard to swallow this pill.

I sighed, and wondered if he was ready.
I wondered if he could possibly see.
I reached for his hand, my voice unsteady,
"My friend, the answer has always been me."

Copyright © 2019 Wayne Gray; All Rights Reserved.

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1 minute ago, Parker Owens said:

I love this poem, for it tells itself as a compelling story. It sounds so natural to my ear. 

Thanks, Parker.

That was the goal - to tell a story through the prose.  I'm glad that it came through; and overall I'm happy with the end result.

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2 minutes ago, rickproehl said:

I love this poem and you should be proud of the story telling. Great Job

Awww.  Thanks, rick.  I'm pretty happy with it... surprisingly, but I'll take it.  😄

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7 minutes ago, Thorn Wilde said:

This is beautiful. Well done! ❤️ 

Thank you, Thorn.  🙂

It makes me want to write this story...

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Just now, Wayne Gray said:

Thank you, Thorn.  🙂

It makes me want to write this story...

You should! It'll have to go in your queue. :P 

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