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Break

I’ve grown old
The things that used to bother me
Still does
But does not do enough
To throw me off balance

I am a rock
I am an island
As the famous songwriter said

It takes a lot of hammering
To shape molten metal
And forge it into
An immovable incorruptible mass.

It takes a lot of time.
It takes a lot of patience.

Then
Sooner or later
There comes a time
When the hammer breaks
To everyone’s surprise.

I am a rock
I am an island
My ocean will sink your ship
My strength will crush your soul

Beware of what you touch
What you want to corrupt
The fire you want to play with
The sword that you wield

Sooner or later
There will come a time
When you’ll be outmatched

The time will come
When you least expect it.

Write me a love letter that day.
Not before.