goldmourn (amberdawnpullin) wrote,
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The Only Poem

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The Only Poem

This is the only poem
I can read
I am the only one
can write it
I didn't kill myself
when things went wrong
I didn't turn
to drugs or teaching
I tried to sleep
but when I couldn't sleep
I learned to write
I learned to write
what might be read
on nights like this
by one like me

- Leonard Cohen
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