poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Purity Falls
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Tightening, expanding, like a swollen fist
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at the end of a large man’s bubbling wrist,
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you see the shape that comes to exist,
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swirling and glowing, a heavenly mist
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attaching itself to the moon like a cyst.
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It comes from the skies beyond the city
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housing the world of humanity,
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and whoever withstands this strong divinity
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will bow on the ledge of his sanity,
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and there, he will rock for eternity.
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A blessing to all that drink from the well
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that, from above, so graciously fell,
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crying for people to fill up their pail
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and thus undo the negative spell
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that cursed all the people to trip and derail.
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Now that the air is extremely clear
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of all the black smog that hung every year,
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the people can cleanse their shadowy fear
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of lying in darkness possessing the sheer
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willingness of sending acid to sear.
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