Life's hardest lesson Learned Is that Life's hard. Love isn't always sweet. Things take Unexpected turns. You can't Always have what You want-- Indeed, you Rarely even know What you want, Let alone Find it. Life's filled With snares, Subtle, Like the hairs In pitcher plants That trap The ants Unawares. Cry all the tears You want: Life doesn't care. You still lose Your hair, Grow fat, Feel aches and pains No callow youth Ever knows.
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