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Careful, good news is hot (not pearls for swine)

An urge bubbling

An insistence

To expend those missives

Earned through tears

And delight

Pouring over the

Truffles of Holy Writ.

(I did not say trifles; far from it.)

We go on after

We are finished.

It is zeal of

A preliminary sort.

Not recognizing mortal

Disinclination to

Listen intently


Dedicating honest moments.


Pick a few gems

Drop them rudely

And unadorned.

Just like the parables.

Hungry Ones will

Take valiant effort

To make it through swamp

To solid footing.

Confident of answers.

Shouting the Victory.

And the rest?

Well, that's another Day.

That's another Providence.

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Written on March 27, 2020

Submitted by dougb.21370 on January 27, 2023

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme A B B X C C X X X X X B B D B X X X A B D X X B
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
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Words 146
Stanzas 24
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Doug Blair

Doug was once a lawyer. Frustrated. Went broke 1987. Turned to manufacturing. People talked straight. Worked hard. Listened when appropriate. Lead Hand Shipper and Workplace Safety. Married to Hilary 1974. Two kids Lauren and Jordan. Poet. Photographer. Hiker-photographer. Harmonica busker. http://puffnchord7.blogspot.com/ more…

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