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we were poor
but not deluded

and when
van morrisson's
"brown eyed girl"
comes on the radio on
that worn
brown rug
my brother and I
started tapping our feet
shaking our heads
to the music and
our sisters are smiling
at us and
our mother is laughing
at us

and all we needed was
laughter and love
a prayer and a song

turn up the radio
  Jul 6 Sharon Talbot
thank you
for seeing the shining stars within my soul
when all i can see is
and darkness,
thank you
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