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The Gentleman

by Benedict Ushedo

 

Ragged.

 

He walks on …

In gentlemanly dignity

Confident in his strides

Threadbare tie in its place

 

He walks on …

 

Oblivious of the holes on his shirt

Never worries about the patched trousers

Unmindful of the toes that have liberated themselves from suffocating shoes.

 

He walks on …

 

Bearing the burden of lost time

in the rags of a gentleman.

 

 

Copyright Benedict Ushedo 2020

 

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He walks on …

Bearing the burden of lost time
in the rags of a gentleman.