Analysis of Pedestrian traffic

David Linsday 1986 (Long beach)

Once again, it's that time of year;
When human decency,
Gets shoved to the rear.
All the wrong people in your ear,
Run over by those in fifth gear.
Cutting you off,
They swear, snear, and scoff.
Flocking to sales like pigs,
Fiending for their troughs.
Trampling on themselves,
Clearing out the shelves,
Packing the stores and malls,
Laughing when someone falls;
Traffic on the "I-whine"!
Heaven forbid you stand in line.
Will the rest make it to work on time?
Inconvenienced, and out of sorts
The grinches and humbugs,
Look down their noses, derisive snorts.
Flailing through human traffic
The holidays have become tragic.

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Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 613
Words 106
Sentences 9
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 21
Lines Amount 21
Letters per line (avg) 24
Words per line (avg) 5
Letters per stanza (avg) 498
Words per stanza (avg) 105

About this poem

With the way that the last few years have gone, you'd think that people would be a bit different during these holidays. Doesn't seem like it.

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Written on November 07, 2021

Submitted by Xiranthius on November 07, 2021

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