For All the Years I've Wandered Through My Life

Music: Fugue in F Minor.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.

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For all the years I've wandered through my life
Inept at everything that matters most,
Fearing without thinking of the end,
Turning into dreams the loves I've lost;
Years as sister, daughter, mother, wife,

One beneath the selves the heavens send,
Neither changed nor changeless, tempest tossed
Even in dark worlds too deep for strife ...

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