Parisian beggar woman
Language: English 
Once you were young.
Now, hunched in the cold,
Nobody cares
That you are old.

Once you were beautiful.
Now, in the street,
No one remembers
Your lips were sweet.

Oh, withered old woman
Of rue Fontaine,
Nobody but death
Will kiss you again.


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This text was added to the website: 2008-08-27
Line count: 12
Word count: 44