poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Pram Ride
larrylark

That pleasant feeling of suspension
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between ground and air,
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seemed like no one there yet voices
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soothed with familiar words;
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my name mentioned
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White plastic mattress of sorts,
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heat of the sun everywhere,
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forehead moist, stared at feet,
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ornate handles like snakes
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greeted shadows of leaves.
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Duck pond, their mocking cry,
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other birds sang close by:
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blue straps. Powdered hands
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reached up,
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then my self lifted out,
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cupped in dazzling bright light,
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sat on a lap.
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Intense band of green
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seemed to run on forever,
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without imperfection and not one
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leaf stirred in air
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so still it seemed to stop time.
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Is that why I remember?
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