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Optimistic Man

Nazim Hikmet

as a child he never plucked the wings off flies
he didn't tie tin cans to cats' tails
or lock beetles in matchboxes
or stomp anthills
he grew up
and all those things were done to him
I was at his bedside when he died
he said read me a poem
about the sun and the sea
about nuclear reactors and satellites
about the greatness of humanity

Added: 16 Jan 2002 | Last Read: 23 Jan 2018 10:55 PM | Viewed: 6442 times

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