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found poem: Mike Tyson's childhood
rrichards5

I don't know if this is right. I've never done a "found poem" before. But there's something very lyric about the way this dude talks. I thought it was poetry in a way. http://www.michaeltyson.com/quotes.html

One morning I woke up
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found my favorite pigeon, Julius, had died.
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I was devastated and was gonna use his crate
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as my stickball bat to honor him.
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I left the crate on my stoop
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went in to get something
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I returned to see the sanitation man
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put the crate into the goddamn crusher.
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I rushed him and caught him flush on the temple
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with a titanic right hand
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he was out cold,
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convulsing on the floor
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like an infantile retard.
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25 Jun 07

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A great attempt... I staggered over "infantile retard", but that's just the "PC" part of me, so I can overlook that.  The best poems are very far from "PC".  Shit, just read some of mine some time.
I like this... Very good for a first attempt at a "found poem".
 — aforbing

hey that is quite lyrical! good spot
 — mr_e

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