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A Lifetime by Ron Butlin

In 100 Poems, poetry on February 15, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Title: A Lifetime
Author: Ron Butlin
Number: 92/100
Allocated postcode: EH11

A Lifetime

For twenty-eight years I have been watching these swans
rise into the air;
with their wings they beat the trees and canal bank into pieces
as they lift themselves up.

You say that everything will be restored afterwards,
and it is taking you a lifetime to say this.

As the swans rise into the air I turn to kiss you,
but you are watching how the stone you have thrown
remains in the sky.

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  2. Your indeed right on this piece..

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