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By jamesaguiar - Posted on 23 June 2012

I watch my body age
the singular war that I must wage.
The lonely painful task
that relentlessly unmasks
the weakness resting at my core
the pain that  soley must be borne
by each one of us in our time
and the courage to live that we all must find.
It's marvelous to behold
as limbs sag and fold:
that the old  bear with pride
even as we melt inside
and fail from without
leaving no doubt
the palpable, inevitable...
Yet this disguises the years of knowing
the soul's relentless growing
even as we must
ultimately return to dust.