poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Pidgins
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They congregate in the tip of the tower
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of their soaring ambitions,
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discussing new words and more
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effective grammatical creations—
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but they still can't seem to fly
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too high. They've got the beat,
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and while they meet can't help
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but admit their newest excitements
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in human enticements.
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But they just can't reach the sky.
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Oh, flock of shimmering pidgins,
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don't get strained by the stress
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of your limited success.
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Shift and turn among your newest
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features and you'll keep all tongues
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of your speakers away from the weak
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attributes you still possess—
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You'll soon be the highest-flying creoles,
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and no language will be ready for it.
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But these blueprints get so dingy when
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the words just don't seem to come together,
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make dream-reaching a floppy feather.
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Guess that's the bliss
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of human digress.
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