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Thoughts

teach me your words
so I shall not have my own?

I once had a thought
before I was taught to think

remembering what I was taught
forgetting what I thought

do not think for me
and I shall start to listen

push onto me your words
and I shall fail to hear

if anything is to be taught
it is to teach yourself

if you hear my words
only use them to make your own

is this the definition of poetry
or simply just MY poem?

by Levi Wilkening

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