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Random Poem:

An Opiate Placebo
Mithrandir

Did you see me standing there?
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Little more than a figment of your day
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The end of my caucus in fashionable portrayal
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My pleading barely guarded from my soul mate’s ears.
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Oh, melancholy hour.
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When I thought to give petition for a chance at a kiss
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We were separated by the subject of an hour.
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Mine, in present yearning for that boyish smile.
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Yours, hereafter I should wonder what you were thinking of.
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These days do not complete me, seated in another room
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The paper rushes whirl in periodic glee
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Like so many tiny romances writ in note form
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That you would never read, and my want would never leave.
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Walk with me, though I should falter.
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Can you see with feinted eyes-
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My love-tossed contemplations?
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Or, do you keep...another, as I fear
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That I should really cry for loss.
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My theory will keep me in an iron maiden
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Whose barbs sever not my nerves and cords;
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but press with rubber softness ‘til I should leave you--
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Stumble out through chamber door, until I quote thee, ‘Nevermore.’
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What should your silent lover think but this?
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A lancet in a Valentine balloon.
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You saw her standing there.
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