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When I turned twenty five
An age of absolute adulthood,
Things were no more the same.
That was when
I realized I was gon’a die
Sooner or later.

The idea was so threatening
I never knew I would so dare
To be such afraid in my life
Of something I cannot escape
Though I wish I could.

When I turned twenty five
When I turned twenty five
I saw the world in a bigger picture.

When I turned twenty five
At each twilight,
From the core of my warm bed,
I pictured the rest of my days.

Was I really proud of the man,
I had once been?
A fourth a century!
Quite an era I said.
What makes you think,
You could have done any better?
Myself, I asked.
A sardonic smile on the display.
For,
To myself, I cannot lie.
I did live.
Of course I did!
Still I can do better.
Now I know.
It turns to be my current commitment.
O! What a beautiful existence of mine?
When I turned twenty five.

From #Odes_of_my_Gracious_Life
Paterne Freeman Shadowriter
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