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Random Poem:

THAT XXTRA MILE
nikitasarin

“All right!” I decided, “That’s enough for a day”
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One whole chapter done in a go…not bad I say
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Little Angel heard me and got it all wrong
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And was dragging me to the door before long
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Hey! Breaks are not meant for taking puppies for a run
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Especially not when Rachel and Phoebe are out to get some fun
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Not that I expected Miss Angel to care
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You see defiance is hard for egoistic puppies to bear
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So out went the two of us, a scene to behold
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A bizarre little sight indeed, as sources have told
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A cheerful little puppy and a girl sick of self-pity
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One bouncing ‘bout with joy, the other cursing the whole city
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Then the little one decided to exacerbate my already bad mood
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Who was to remind her that breaking into sudden runs is rude
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There she was galloping ahead like a horse, huge and grand
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With me being dragged along, her leash in my hand
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It was not like I wasn’t enjoying it, the cool tickling my face
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Actually it was fun, trying to keep up to her tornado pace
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I ran along, all mood-swings forgotten
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Admiring the same old weather which minutes ago seemed rotten
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“Stop, Angie, STOP…I am tired!” I declared
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“Catch up sis, catch up” my little pal sneered
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“Hold on, Angel, I cant…..noooooooooo”
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“C’mon sis, speed!…There is a long way to go”
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I accepted her challenge and gave it another go
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Building up my energies to outrun my friend-turned-foe
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On and on we went, almost forgetting about our little fray
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With onlookers cheering us, all along the way
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I pulled my brakes, came to a halt, with Angel on my side
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Wagging her tail, gasping for breath…cuteness personified
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I stood there: victorious, tired, wavering, all ready to sink
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While Angel licked my toe, giving me that typical knowing wink
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My eyes darted back to the point where I had almost given in
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Had I surrendered at that time…how was I to win?
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I gave Angel a little squeeze and broke into a smile
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After all, this little one had showed me the secret behind that extra mile!
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EPILOGUE
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“Alright!” I decided, “That’s not enough for a day
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A little chapter done all at once…I can do better, what say?
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