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Random Poem:

Underfelt
larrylark

Well son,
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I’m telling you
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what i should have
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all those years back.
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Life is a tin tack
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that eats into the sole.
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Floors are full of pitfalls
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Their boards get torn up,
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so you end up dancing
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out in the hall,
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then sleeping sprawled
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on a worn out carpet .
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Once on one hell
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of a cold night
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I wrapped myself
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in the underfelt
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of a faded Axminster,
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so tight i could barely breathe.
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Slept the sleep of the deep,
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filled with sinister dreams.
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Came round next to the incinerator
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down the council yard
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half charred.
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So avoid dancing on carpets
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Sweep into a room
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that has a parquet floor
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but mind you don’t trip
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on misplaced tiles
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while bouncing off each wall
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or you’ll be wishing
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the under felt was there
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to break your fall.
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