Da Masses

Lawrence S. Pertillar 1947 (Connecticut)



You know?
Some things can be inappropriate to say.
You don't know how dumb,
The people are these days are.
I'd be careful who I choose to insult.
If I were you.

'Excuse me?'

'I heard you say 'da masses'.

'Da masses who no longer need to wear,
Masks in public, dummy.'

'Uh...'

'Your nose up in my business.
Talking with my friends.
None to have introduced you.
Is one of the many reasons,
I am surprised your dumbness...
Has survived as long as it has.'

'I apologize.
I thought you were calling the people,
Something else.'

'And...
If I was,
Would your nose still be left unbroken?
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Submitted by lpahtillah on June 24, 2021

Modified on April 24, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XAXXXB X XX XXBXAX XXX XXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 558
Words 113
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 6, 1, 2, 6, 3, 3

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