Discretion

Ambrose Bierce 1842 (Meigs County) – 1914 (Chihuahua)



SHE:
I'm told that men have sometimes got
Too confidential, and
Have said to one another what
They-well, you understand.
I hope I don't offend you, sweet,
But are you sure that _you're_ discreet?

HE:

'Tis true, sometimes my friends in wine
Their conquests _do_ recall,
But none can truly say that mine
Are known to him at all.
I never, never talk you o'er
In truth, I never get the floor.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXXXXAA BCBCXX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 383
Words 74
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 7, 6

Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. more…

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