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Source: Adults

Author: Maggie Huscroft

Title: portrait of a man

Head down and hurrying to catch the train,
A hasty breakfast snatched before it's light,
He runs in squalling gusts of driving rain
And leaves behind, in bed, his lonely night.

He must endure another working day.
He now surveys the lonely years laid waste,
An unlived life unfolds in shades of grey
And too long tainted with this bitter taste.

At last admitting, on the homeward train,
His missing heart, now lost will not be found.
At home, his empty house resounds with pain.
He turns the key and stops to hear the sound.

He stems his unshed tears, he will not weep.
At night, for love, he cries in helpless sleep.

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