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Random Poem:

To Recline Upon the Heavens
Spewgilist

To Recline Upon the Heavens
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As we consider the proper
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circumstance for this glorious
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retelling of such allegory
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originally reserved for
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secret societies within
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the confines of arcane burrows,
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I want to make absolutely
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certain this tale will be believed.
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Stupendously great events have
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taken place in relation to
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high minded ideals we find both
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engaging and compelling and
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yes, even a bit disruptive.
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Make yourself suitably composed
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and we shall define this mythos.
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Known, of course, are inscrutable
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elephants and the abiding
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mastery they display every
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year as, steadfast, they journey North,
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South, East, and West searching in an
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ocean of wild jungle and plain
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until they discover that one
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location where they might rest a
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bit and start their meditation.
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Laboriously they settle,
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each inspecting their table for
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enticing fare and sumptuous
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delicacies that will stave the
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siren calls of hunger as they
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open their minds to the thoughts and
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musings required to solve the
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unsolvable and finally
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capture the dreams that will foment
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happiness, friendship, and comfort.
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Does the significance of this
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occasion impress you with the
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importance of your place in the
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design or do you view this as
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effectively disposable;
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similar to napkins made of
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paper, used once and thrown away?
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I cannot see your reaction.
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So, we spoon feed the knowledge to
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everyone in hopes that kindness,
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that sweet milk of human nature,
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has the grand opportunity
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envisioned by these indulgent
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masters of guileless reflection.
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