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I think,

I think,

I think that,

Someone needs to tell me why we're here and what to do while I'm here.

When we finally shuffle off of this mortal coil,

I would like to know what will happen.

and

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.

and

Coincidences are also funny things...

and

I think that existential questions satisfy the thoughts of man,

And that this might just- coincidentally-

become a very existential riddle.

and

This is the last "and"

Numbers are very funny things, when they keep recurring...

Like a dozen, or

Half of a dozen (Which appears three times, in fact)

(Try to guess what this poem/riddle is describing. I'm sorry if it's a bit vague, I might have to go back and edit later.)

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My best guess :

" The Devil's Thoughts "
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Few Comments :

Half A Dozen = 6, repeated 3 times to get 666 = Number of the Devil
Couple that with "think" and "Poem" to get the answer

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Are you:

Contemplating Death / Mortality and Existence?
"When we have shuffled off this mortal coil" is a line from a soliloquy in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet.
It seems like that is exactly the same poetic device you're using, letting the character ponder and think, with the reader witnessing all the thoughts.

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    $\begingroup$ A very good answer that is basically like Prem's answer, just interpreted differently. I tried to use the Shakespeare to indicate a work of literature. Good job! $\endgroup$ – Gracelyn Rioux May 10 '15 at 12:33
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It seems like the answer is:

A train of thought. The poem/riddle represents a stream of consciousness, and the line "I think I can" repeated references a train from The Train that Could

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    $\begingroup$ Good answer, but not exactly what I was going for. It does cover most of the riddle's components, but not all. I'm sorry if it's too vague... It's my second riddle. $\endgroup$ – Gracelyn Rioux May 10 '15 at 2:29
  • $\begingroup$ @Quark Did you mean the Stream of Consciousness??? $\endgroup$ – Daedric May 10 '15 at 3:08

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