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this heart of mine
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I have too much sympathy for the world,

That I fear that I may be blinded from the fact;

The heart of man is wicked and the world breeds evil.

Just as the man who sits on the road,

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men mold breast like clay
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Men Mold Breast Like Clay
Breast look down when they’ve died.

Show not a man the church where clays pray, the soil where clays worship, the body where clays fast, the building where clays speak in tongues.

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for the lives that failed nantygreens
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FOR THE LIVES THAT FAILED
Today,
Let us cry into the dusk, while watching our stinking selves
Stand unstirred beneath the feet of hills in ìdànrè
To find partial answers, to the hunger singing restless hymns
In our heat-burnt heads

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astray obatayo aduramigba
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ASTRAY Where goeth thou tonight? With thy legs and luggage Mountain sorrows to alight From clogged wheels of carriage Reminisce, how heart had trauma When pleasure begot dismay My strengths,…More

Once by Godwin Godson
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Once You once lived in splashing colors Rainbows, magic and light. With your illuminated skies of dancing ferries With your countless conquests on raging seas We were allies in…More