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To wait for a cue.
OKcomputer

Yes: I understand the federal plans.
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Zipped-lipped but it wouldn't matter either way.
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You say it plainly and they just don't understand
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so you must say it beautifully so that you can live with it.
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All these ideas that drop dead in mid air.
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Between two people they mean nothing.
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For you they're important beyond regular reason.
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I think maybe I'm mad but it's mad to believe it.
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Someday I will shake hands with God,
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but who God's become is a secret I've not said.
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Here is a reminder that I once did think it,
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so that when it happens I can drop right dead
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satisfied with knowin'.
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18 Apr 08

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I Love You.
 — p_p_love

I would prefer the last word to be knowing instead of knowin'. That said, this is awesome.
 — themolly

I Love You Too.
 — OKcomputer

speaking from the mind, love the whole god bit, but i dont think its needed for this poem.
 — unknown

someday i will hug you
 — onklcrispy

i've wanted to comment how much i like this poem but haven't gotten to it, because i'm not sure what to say.

but i like this a lot, for the images, and for the stunning inventive quality of it.
 — listen

sort of academic writing, like what academic people write when they don't have any inspiration except keep my job. "someday i will shake hands with god" is about as real as the current crop of cactus poem's "someday i will eat cactus with god" moves. it's simply not that interesting... it doesn't build any kind of engaging world for me -- i've read this content a hundred times, and like it better in cheap novels where the words aren't important. each word in a poem is a structural unit holding each other word up. this is a saran wrapping of a cheese sandwich held in your hand on its way to the trash. it's just more depressing than not. i don't know if this is all you can do, or if the readers don't want any more than this, but somewhere between you and the reader the poem died.
 — joey

Not very good writing in general.  I'm with Joey.  
 — unknown

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