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I never knew how commonly common
How common was I
Dusty, cracked gravel roads
Bringing about my playful imagination
Coupled with tiny rocks stomping
Softly through my tales
May I be one with them
As dusty as we want to
Growing, growing, growing
Unaware of how poor
How grey, how black
Seemingly to the others poor
Little would they ever know
How richly happy we really were
Now that we’ve grown black
Rich even to them
But poor now that we lack
That which we had
Took it for granted while black growing
How happy we were