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Random Poem:

Poverty Stricken
BrokenJoke

There is
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a universal object
 2
beneath the
 3
spirit of this
 4
happy clap town.
 5
Its essence is a
 6
slap on the face.
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It is naked and
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it coughs. At first
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I thought it marginal.
 10
It is
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without a face,
 12
like God
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it unfolds itself
 14
it reaches out
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it hurts,
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yet
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I have not tasted its tears.
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But
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I have heard it sing.
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It sounds
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unwholesome and irking
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like a child moaning.
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So
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I covered my ears.
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They call it
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Poverty
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because of its
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depraved air,
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being like a
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bruised,
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beaten
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old man.
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Slap on the face
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you sting with
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humiliation whilst
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throbbing with
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starvation.
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Stricken,
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I have ignored you for too long.
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