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Ythanside Mudcat Poetry Corner (689* d) RE: Mudcat Poetry Corner 19 Jun 07


Poets all should have long hair,
Dark haunted eyes and broken hearts,
Should languish long in dark despair,
Recording pain and sorrow's darts.

'Suffering', their watchword be;
Consumptive, with dry wracking cough,
Self-crucified for you and me
'Til, premature, they're carried off.

Thus their gifted lines are wrought,
That touch our souls and make us weep,
Their lofty station dearly bought-
Now vile usurpers on them creep.

These upstarts in their pinstripe suits
With simple style create distress;
Their lines, as soft as hobnailed boots,
That all begin 'Dear Sir, unless......!'

(Must have been bill-paying time when I cobbled this together some 30 years ago) :-D

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