Abridged Tale

JESUS BETANCOURT 1955 (New York)



If everyone's life story turned into a book
Everywhere there'd have to be a library
Wouldn't have enough time to look
Through each story of everybody literally

Instead, shorten each story into a poem
Enough words to reflect you or me
Depending how long you lived to show them
All your life was just sheer poetry

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Written on January 29, 2023

Submitted by jb809499 on January 29, 2023

Modified on April 29, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB XBXB
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 312
Words 57
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 4, 4

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