poetry critical

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majan

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