poetry critical

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Random Poem:

This is my chair, and it is what it is.
themorrigan

The easy laughter of little girls,
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filters across the chilly lake to me.
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My mother used to say,
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(with a smile that was trying too hard)
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"soon you'll be running from the little boys"
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(across the lake who tease the girls with
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8-legged creatures held tight in their fists).
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Now she doesn't even come along
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when I wheel myself out onto the lake:
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thinking I am killing myself with wishing,
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When all I am thinking is that
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acceptance was bitter,
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but sitting here is so sweet.
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"come on mother, let what's real be!"
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