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Random Poem:

Herkules
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Moscow midwinter
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In the bleak dead light
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A girl shines.
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Her coat is ragged, scarred
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With legions of battering blizzards
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Her face, young, hardened
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To poverty, hunger, ice
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She walks home in the cold.
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And the corner between her house is full
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Of the homeless
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And she tries to brush past but
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She can’t.
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So she waits.
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On the corner, she sees it.
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Wrapped in a blanket
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Like it’s waiting
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For someone.
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The proud sweep of the Italian neck
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The strings of carved metal
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Strung with blood and sweat
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And laughter and love.
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So she touches it
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Marvels at the ringing
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Of the wood in the night
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And her face lightens
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She smiles, soft childish innocence
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And she plucks the strings
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Making no real tune, but a
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Song nonetheless.
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And then; she is called in.
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She looks regretfully back, but
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Dinner in its hot pot beckons.
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She smiles, gives a small wave
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Jumps inside the heated house
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And leaves the violin.
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Outside, in the dark, it weeps snow.
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