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Once I was toddler bearing witness to the death of my sister  due to a fire and/

the thoughts of guilt surrounded me, fueling empty desires and

Once.

Once I was child filled with anger and anguish displaying chacacteristics of a child abused.

Temper the silent language and

Once.

Once I was a young man who loved music and played my trombone
 
trying to drown out the misery that I felt at home.

Once.

Once I was a disturbed at seeing my flesh and blood killing herself by means of crack and

Once I delt with it by selling it right back

Once

Once I was a 15 year old out on his own with nowhere to go/ But by the grace of God and intuition/ I a paid for my school tuition.

Once

Once I was in love and got married an worked to hold on/

but Once the love was gone I had to move on.

Once.

Once I was so depressed that my depression caused me to have an anourysm,
I was hospitalized.

For 13 second Once I was flatlined.

Once.

Once I became a poet trying to grind my rhymes and

Once I was inspired by a dream not yet realized.

Once

Once I was a man now ready for the real

4 once in my lifetime I'm doing what I feel.

Once.

4 Once in my life I want to be loved as I love/

like the song that sparks my emotion,
 
I need devotion.

Once .

Once I'd like to be me Just plain and simple Ben/

and complete my lifes mission happlily.

Once. and again and again,and again

Once.

 

©Benjamin Alexander Casey 2007



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