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Rivers rain, rainbows flow, engaging as they go,
Happy waves dancing blind into the beach;
Lonely crowds like vapor dying, they don’t know.

How great some people look when they are low,
Useless washing soul — water, soap and bleach;
Rivers rain, rainbows flow, engaging as they go.

Sweetened good poison willingly will flow,
No one is wanting, there’s plenty for each;
Lonely crowds like vapor dying, they don’t know.

Open your eyes, stop feeding the crow,
Weeping like babies, they call it a speech;
Rivers rain, rainbows flow, engaging as they go.

How laughter goes fast and crying moves slow,
It’s time for reflection, pointless to preach;
Lonely crowds like vapor dying, they don’t know.

Child’s innocence, too late, it’s time to grow,
Searching in darkness the hope you can’t reach;
Rivers rain, rainbows flow, engaging as they go,
Lonely crowds like vapor dying, they don’t know.

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Biktor B. is a writer and published poet incarcerated in California. He writes under a pen name,