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This Is Truth

It brings back life I'd lost for years,
an active, younger time
when rhythm washed away my fears
and words would easily rhyme.

It plays a game with honesty,
a weird and wondrous ruse,
with alibi and strategy
and nothing left to lose.

It takes my mind away from me
and causes thoughts about
some other place where we can be
where nothing is in doubt.

It holds me 'til I'm paralyzed.
Sometimes it's hard to start.
It renders me immobilized
and melts away my heart.

It's nothing I can rise above.
There's nothing I can do.
It fills my life up with this love
and with the thought of you.

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                                                                                                                              (and some other assorted foolish verses)