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Donald Justice, American Poet ( August 12, 1925 - August 6, 2004 )

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There is no way to ease the burden. The voyage leads on from harm to harm, A land of others and of silence.~Donald Justice


Silence Way Burden

Men at forty Learn to close softly The doors to rooms they will not be Coming back to.~Donald Justice


Men Learn Doors

If he could sleep on it. He would make his bed with white sheets And disappear into the white, Like a man diving, If he could be certain That the light Would not keep him awake, The light that reaches To the bottom.~Donald Justice


Light Sleep Man

How shall I speak of Doom, and ours in special, But as of something altogether common?~Donald Justice


Speak Special Common