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He roars and shoves past her
He wakes her.
Her white ruffled children
They flee right and left
Till she gathers them
Under her great cloak of blue.
Then she lays herself down
Gently sleeping.

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In heat of summer
One legís long
The other legís much shorter
By winter
Still off kilter
But the short leg is the other.

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The ageless monarch leaves his mark
Sometimes red and sometimes dark
Though but a squiggle, I'll defy
I'll block the tyrant from on high.

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His thumb does all the talking
His feet prefer not walking.

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A lovely green rooftop
No corners to sweep
Regarding its virtues
The builder says: cheap.

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You snub my nose
Till itís not red
Or with your toe
You crush my head.

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