Subject: Loneliness of the Ranger
From: Christopher W. Thomas (poetlaureate@poetic.com)
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Date: Sun Jan 2, 19100 at 11:27PM

Loneliness of the Ranger


Holidays come, then holidays go
We try so hard to enjoy the show
Some were quite alone thru them all
Others wish'd that'd been the call

And wonder'd aloud, which of us is better off
The ones who shared, then stuttered and coughed
Or the ones who laid low, making a solitary peace
Who had nobody around with whom to be ill at ease

There are winners on both sides of the fence
And some will feel they need to make amends
But chances are - it will not be the lone rangers
For their loneliness is, to them - no real stranger

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
9:40pm Sun. Jan. 2nd, 2000