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A Bit of Luck
bear

This place is always more miserable
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when the sun is hidden behind
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that watery steel gray curtain.
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I was walking through the drizzle
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to put away my cap and gown
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for safe keeping before graduation.
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I saw my mentor and called out
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to the man who took my writing of coal
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and cut and polished it into diamonds
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so it can stand alone against the world.
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We started to walk and chat
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about the four years we have known
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one another and my future plans
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when a copper glimmer caught my eye,
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breaking through the cold, wet black top.
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Dr. Myers stopped and stooped down
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to pick up the tiny Lincoln portrait
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and said, "This is good luck-
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a present from me to you,
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may this keep you safe in your journeys
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and help cause the poems to flow."
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At that moment the day got brighter
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and the anxiety about next year ceased.
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I did not need to have a job or advice
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nor did I want to further update my resume
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and worry about getting lost in the world.
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I just needed a gesture of luck
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to remind me what is really important:
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Poetry should always be flowing.
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6 May 10


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yes it should indeed. good job.
 — psychofemale

cheers
 — bear

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