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Random Poem:

Pure Imagination
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Once, there was this time,  
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I was at the mercy of a man  
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Who my parents had picked for me
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And you came all bravado  
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Tore him away from me just in time
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Punched him in the face  
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Kicked him in the stomach  
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I pulled you off him  
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Only to kick him in the crotch  
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You gave me your jacket  
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Because my clothes were torn  
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And drove me to the top of this hill  
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Held me close and promised  
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No man would ever come near me  
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Unless it was you  
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I hear my name called by a friend  
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I am sitting at a table having lunch  
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It was only a daydream  
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Weeks after we were in medieval times  
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We met at a party held for a birth  
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I was of higher stature than you  
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But we were connected by my clumsiness  
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As I tripped and fell, you caught me  
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We laughed and fell in love  
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But we knew my family wouldn’t approve  
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Because you had no money at all  
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And I had all the money in the world  
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So we got married secretly  
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And promised to elope  
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But like Romeo and Juliet  
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We met our ends deeply in love
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Taking our lives for each other  
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I hear a pencil drop  
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Alas, I had fallen asleep in English class  
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Then,  
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It was the night after we had first met  
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I heard a click at my window  
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Only to find you standing with a rose  
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You declare your love  
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Insisting I had bewitched you  
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Body and soul  
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I laugh and explain that I’m awake  
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Only with thoughts of him  
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You hold me close and I close the light  
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But we just lay there  
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Telling each other our secrets  
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Making promises of a tomorrow  
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Suddenly my alarm clock rings  
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But I continue to smile  
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With thoughts only of you  
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From last night’s dream  
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I am awaiting your response to me  
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After our previous engagement  
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We’re at another party  
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I’m all dressed up just for you  
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I see you enter with a suit  
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You don’t immediately look for me  
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I try and catch your eye  
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But you aren’t even trying to catch mine  
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It seems you heard from someone else  
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That I was not worth the trouble  
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My family would give you  
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And you foolishly decide to heed the warning  
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I try still to catch your attention  
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But you treat me as a stranger  
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I come to a holiday party  
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Knowing that both of us were invited  
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You call you friend and refuse to show  
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Because you’d rather not see me  
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Yet still insist on your sister  
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To find out how I’ve been  
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You on the other hand get drunk  
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At some grotesque place called “Groove”  
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And had no regard for anything  
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I silently laugh at myself  
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I enjoyed you a great deal in my dreams  
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You were a perfect gentleman  
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Unafraid of anyone  
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And something of a hero  
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I must admit that in real life you aren’t much,  
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But some pretty face  
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There is no life I know  
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To compare with pure imagination  
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Because there I can keep you safe  
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But in reality there’s nothing to hold on to
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So I resolve in leaving you in my daydreams  
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For another day  
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And you can get on that plane  
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And leave me without saying goodbye  
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Because that’s reality  
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But I’m used to it and
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I won’t miss you because
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You were nothing but creation  
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In pure imagination
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