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The Man Who Did Nothing At All (poem)

Updated on August 26, 2014

I listened to him

Holding his hand

As the hours passed to his tears

And he closed his eyes for the last time

The man who did nothing at all

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How is it likely

How could it happen

To have lived one’s whole life

Just to endure such meaningless pain

The man who did nothing at all

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I searched for clues

Something left hidden

Scouring places and traces

For something which never existed

The man who did nothing at all

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I called on my friends

Life to explore

Who called upon others

To lighten this growing shadow

The man who did nothing at all

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I listened to them

Holding to hope

Behind every friendly smile

Laid bitterness of the sad truth

The man who did nothing at all

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So we laid a plan

A special event

Where we feasted with memories

Then raised our glasses and toasted

The man who did nothing at all

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      At least his life was celebrated by those who did something for the man who did nothing at all.

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      Randi Benlulu 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Interesting and bittersweet. I agree with Shauna!

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Just a sad sad story. However he must of been a friend lest no one would have held his hand or been there at the end.

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      Victor W. Kwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

      Sad indeed. Another masterpiece you have here, Martin.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful and bittersweet at least friends will remember.

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