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I was a man but I was speechless,
Was a parrot but was screechless,
An ocean was I, beachless,
Reached for stars but reachless.

Was stainless steel, it left me rustless
Was betrayed, it left me trustless,
I was afraid, it left me gutless,
I had no sword, it left me cut-less.

I knew it all, should I learn less?
Have desires, so should I yearn less?
I lack employment, should I earn less?
I am alone, where's my caress?


John Christmas