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Andrew Fincham 16 February 2005

I've too enjoyed very many of these: my dictionary being on too high a shelf (to stop people looking up rude words) , I skipped most the trickiest bits and transcribed the rest onto post-its for my wife to decipher on her return...

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POEM OF THE DAY
Libertad! Igualdad! Fraternidad!

You sullen pig of a man
you force me into the mud
with your stinking ash-cart!

Brother!
-if we were rich
we'd stick our chests out
and hold our heads high!

It is dreams that have destroyed us.

There is no more pride
in horses or in rein holding.
We sit hunched together brooding
our fate.

Well-
all things turn bitter in the end
whether you choose the right or
the left way
and-
dreams are not a bad thing.
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