poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Final Salvo
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Final Salvo
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(to the vast array who will not give their names)
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Been round these bends
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so many times
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you'd think
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I'd know
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by now
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how some
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come only
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to sling
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stones, some
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just to jack
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ass,
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some to rasp
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what already has been sung
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and think it's
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better,
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having
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left their muddy prints, having dropped their
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dung
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by stink
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bomb
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and anonymously, so that a person has to ask, where
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are their
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parents-
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or where
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were
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they
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to have
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produced such angry, spiteful, unruly
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children
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wearing
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grown up clothes, going
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where the
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grownups go, but showing
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only their
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hunger
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and their lack
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by striking out
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with no purpose
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other than crowing how ill-mannered  
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and how foul-mouthed they can be, and if that
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is poetry
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or it's
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appreciation
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or application, well then
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what
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the
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hell's
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the use?  Why would
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anybody
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stay?
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