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Babelfishing Poetry: "I Can Try"

Babelfishing Poetry: "I Can Try"

Hello! Would you like to see some more Babelfishing Poetry,?  You would? Well, hot diggity-dog, you're in luck!  Because it just happens to be the right time for more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, adjust the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's selection is taken from a folk song based on a Bahamian lullaby, "All My Trials" (read lyrics and listen to Peter, Paul & Mary's version of the song here) (and just listen to those harmonies; they are gorgeous).  Enjoy. 

I Can Try

I can try.
I found a small notebook.
P is independent.

I can try.
Money religion.
However, poor people die.

I can try.
A sister slowly, I do not know.
Another time.
Tree of Heaven.
Veteran. "Tree of Life."

I can try.
Mitigation and sisters, but I do not know.

I can try.
I'll try.

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