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Internal Combustion
1994

the meaning of the words
 1
covers up the tune they lie in
 2
but not to those few
 3
who don't understand artistic language
 4
 
 
you know who you are -
 5
you're sleeping in class
 6
and blaming your teacher
 7
when you fal
 8
at the end of the semester.
 9
 
 
it's quite pathetic, really.
 10
 
 
we spend the first part of our lives
 11
believing we're the best -
 12
we think we're God.
 13
 
 
and then you do something
 14
that you think is good
 15
and it eventually blows up
 16
in your face.
 17

27 May 07


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L8 'Fail' ?

I really enjoyed the language of this poem although there seems to be no discenible rhythmn to it.

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