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    pendulum

    desires
    strength to a sire
    can turn
    empire
    solid
    abysmal
    or entire
    tangent higher
    oblique fire
    reap
    weed into seed
    to stir breed
    growth speeds
    degrees freeze
    balance
    feelings
    to spin words
    into meanings
    letters beam
    to ceilings
    any movement cast
    pendulum mast
    blasts
    fast
    it makes them last
    they have learned to challenge
    the past.
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    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    "Pendulum" is a word that evokes an old song I recall by Roger Miller (American humorist); its refrain is:
    "England swings like a pendulum do
    Bobbies on bicycles, two by two
    Westminster Abbey, the tower of Big Ben
    The rosy-red cheeks of the little children"

    England pronounced: En-ge-land if I recall.

    If I read your poem right... The Empire and its heirs through thick and thin: "they have learned to challenge
    the past."... and hopefully learn from it.

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    tailor apologies for the very late reply.
    I much enjoyed your Roger Miller quote it is very interesting and great to read.
    Thank you for reading and hope to read your poems too.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Miss you around these parts Cacian.

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    NikolaiI it is very sweet of you to say so.
    I will try and post more often and hope to see you around too.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    Yeah me too Cacian!

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    I like the abstract nature of the words. The flurry of rhymes so close to each other made the poem whiz by.

    Thanks

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    Milton thank you very much for reading.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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