I have seen peoples come and go
Alike the Ocean’d ebb and flow;
I have seen kingdoms rise and fall
Like springtime shadows on a wall.
I have seen houses rendered great
That grew from life’s debased estate,
And all, all, all is change I see,
So, dearest God, take me, take me.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Paul Laurence Dunbar's poem Old

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  1. Marigold says:

    this poem moved me for it is the signs of a man who believes he has seen enough in his life and doesnt wish to belong to the world anymore.

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