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Parisian Beggar Women

Langston Hughes

Once you were young.
Now, hunched in the cold,
Nobody cares
That you are old.

Once you were beautiful.
Now, in the street,
No one remembers
Your lips were sweet.

Oh, withered old woman
Of rue Fintaine,
Nobody but death
Will kiss you agian.

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Added: 1 Mar 2004 | Last Read: 19 Jan 2019 2:27 PM | Viewed: 10715 times

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