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        I have a screen. You can do loads of things with me. You can

        use my keyboard. You switch me on. I am on a global

        Network. I can do things very quickly. I can write an essay.

        I can talk to penguins who are miles away from me. I know

        Things that normal penguins probably don’t know. I am used

        By thousands of penguins.

  

BUT!!!!

Unlike other penguins.

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A Modern Penguin

by Ashley Arinze-Osimen

Commended poem, Melting Ice challenge 2017