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The Slash Poem

When we write,
We write of things of beauty
Of things of awe
A bird of freedom
A flower of hope
Things we can express ourselves with
That we see every day, hear about,
And most of the times
Have heard them being compared already
But we still use them
Still write of them
A bird of freedom
A flower of hope
The things that we feel matter
Simple, so simple
So…I’m going to tear from that
And write about something random
Something arbitrary
A slash
A slash because I feel like being different
And rebelling from commonly used things
A bird of freedom
A flower of hope
So, I’m going to rebel with a slash
And I’m going to make a slash
Amazing to write about
So here goes the Slash Poem
A slash is punctuation
And also called a stroke-slash-solidus-slash-virgule
The slash can be used in replace
Of a hyphen-slash¬-en dash
The slash can slash between
Two similar-meaning words-slash¬-phrases
But a slash can also mean to cute-slash-slice
So I’m going to use this slash and slash
A bird of freedom
A flower of hope
Because I feel like it
Not because we feel they matter
I simply feel like being a rebel-slash¬-rejecting against
A bird of freedom
A flower of hope
What now?-slash-Beat that!
Slash can also define-slash-mean
To criticize somebody
We sometimes like to slash people
Slashing them with words-slash-phrases
And we slash them and say I hate-slash-loathe-slash-detest-slash-very much dislike-slash-abhore-slash-despise-slash¬-deride you.
Another definition for a slash
Would be to reduce-slash-lessen something
Like how I’m using a slash and slashing to slash
A bird of freedom
A flower of hope
We sometimes like to slash people to slash them
And when we slash those people we also slash-slash-reduce their confidence-slash-self-esteem
Even if it’s not nice-slash-benevolent
You might be slashed back
And you would have slashed
Yourself into a slash war
In addition, slash means
To remove forestry
After going around to slash forestry
There’s going to be rubble – rubble not rebel
Lots of rubble of slashed forestry
With is also called slash
So when you slash trees by slashing,
You’re going to get a lot of slash
And the Plant A Tree Today Foundation
Make slash you for slashing by slashing the trees when they see the slash
But, did you know…
A slash can also be a swamp?
It’s true!
I can take a slash and slash down
A bird of freedom
A flower of home
And slash-slash-reduce them
To slash…perhaps in a slash…by a slash…by doing a slash
What now?-slash-Beat that!
And I suppose this
makes me a slasher to use this,
A slash of rebellion
But we don’t really write
The common things whenever
We write what we feel
What we feel, we write
Even if we write about something random
Something arbitrary
We end up using it to express ourselves with it
Like
A bird of freedom
A flower of hope
And like here,
A slash of rebellion



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