Be My Compass

Alan S Jeeves 1951 (Lancashire)



I am reckless, you are wise
I am feckless, you advise -
Tell me all you will...
Show me all your skill.

I am foolish, you are gifted
I am mulish, you're unscripted -
Tell me where I'm wrong...
Show me I belong.

I am worthless, you are rich
I am mirthless, you bewitch -
Tell me all you know...
Show me where to go.

I'm pragmatic, you are wary
I am static, you can vary -
Tell me your mind...
Show me your kind.

I am plain, you are sculptured
I'm arcane, you are cultured -
Tell me of your faith...
Show me your wraith.

I'm astray, you are found
I'm midway, you're profound -
So tell me what to say...
So show me the way.

About this poem

Half of a dozen quatrains from 2019

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Submitted by AlanSJeeves on July 18, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AABB XXCC DDEE FFGG HHII JJKK
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 597
Words 127
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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