poetry critical

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Random Poem:

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the first song i wrote
was written in nineteen fifty-four
through a man born
on the eve of summer
the seventh of twelve
he was third among the boys
the first to learn to play
apong lakay's guitar
and sang, he did, with all his soul,
all the time, when it pleased him
but (he said) never when commanded to
not even when bribed (or beaten) by his old man
and he sang his way through college
i heard, he had a four-some band and all,
he sang his way through marriage
until he had me, then he stopped
= = = = =
when i was sixteen he said, "you CAN write" and so i did.
Now after a hundred songs or so,
i am yet to thank him,
let him know that my first song was written
that day he started breathing.

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