Jawboner Owners

Attempting to persuade me,
With a jawboning to go on...
Kept to prolong.
That playback on me to use,
Has long gone.
Too many blocks I have been around.
To find such attempts unconvincing.

There they come uninvited to arrive.
Those jawboner owners,
Seek to chew on potential and fresh...
Mental real-estate to bait.
Without hesitating to contemplate,
One's bark and bite.
Capable with experience to deliver.

Huffing to whip up wolf tickets to sell.
I don't buy.
Nor am I sold on a strutting puffer,
Claiming an authority over me to try.

I have paid my dues to do,
As I please and choose.
I have paid my dues to choose,
Who I refuse to listen to.
And no jawboner will leave me,
Flapping lips to think me whipped.
I'm not one that's into it.

Too familiar with the B.S. for what it is.
Yes, I am.
Too familiar with the B.S. for what it is.
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Submitted by lpahtillah on August 04, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

49 sec read

Quick analysis:

Scheme axxxxxx xxxxbbxc xdcd effeaxx GxG
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 816
Words 160
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 7, 8, 4, 7, 3

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