It's Been Said

Everything’s been said, I said some of it myself
Now when I do research in my mind, I find
Old poems, old stories containing even older cliches
Of thoughts and feelings, not original even then,
But still valid.

I’ve grown older, but no wiser, just resigned.
Life’s become a saddened nodding to conventions I can’t
Change, a tolerant head shaking that I ever thought I could.

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