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Ode to Mr. Blogwitch, Esq.
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In Lilliput I placed an order
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Of the Smith who made the shoes
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For the smallest Horses ever
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Lilliput could draft to move
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Our heavy loads of barleycorns
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In wagons wheeled with half-acorns.
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But, Sir, never
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I did see Machines
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Like yours of Brass, or Gold it seems
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--Some whirring in the silent night
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Whilst others pump all slow, aright
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And fit to do the work they do
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On air or steam or dreams anon.
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I think they may replace the Horse;
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Poor creatures, tiny, shod and cursed
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To do our Lilliputian work.
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Much better now that they retire
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And have the Engines' day transpire;
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Thus free the animals of pain
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--Perhaps one day
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Will Leisure reign
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For Man and Beast alike.
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All thanks
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To Our Giant who machines
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A Team in livery full agleam!
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_____________________
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The Friend:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76_TtDfYPCo

Author recites:
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31 Jan 08

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Ooooooh I like! No crit for this one. It's perfect the way it is.
Love how you work the rhyme without making it tight and boxy. I have great respect for that as it's something that doesn't come so easily for me.
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