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these are just words
unknown

Words are shots,
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of which you may hear the echoes
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depending on
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whose smoking barrel
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they escaped.
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Words are
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more beautiful when they
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flow in perfect metre
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from the pen of Shakespeare;
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more evil when they
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goose-step with spit particles
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out of Hitler's mouth;
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more true when they
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throw themselves at your feet
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dripping with the hemlock of Socrates;
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than
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when they stumble
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over your lips on their way out
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to evaporate in a world
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that isn't listening.
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Does the fingerprint
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on the trigger
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change the velocity
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or reality of the bullet
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travelling through the chambers
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of your heart?
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The author-function is dead;
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these are just words.
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4 Mar 07


(define the words in this poem)



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Does the fingerprint  21
on the trigger  22
change the velocity  23
or reality of the bullet  24
travelling through the chambers  25
of your heart?

no, but it can change how it feels to one as it's received.

Interesting poem.
 — unknown

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