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New York CityMarch 2, 1967

I am Raftery the Poet

Anthony Raftery
I am Raftery the poet
Full of hope and love
With no light in my eyes
With gentleness that has no misery

Going west upon my pilgrimage
By the light of my heart
Though feeble and tired
To the end of my rove.

Behold me now
With my back to the wall
Playing music
Unto empty pockets.

This poem is in the public domain.

Anthony Raftery