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Counting Crows



Sometimes money isn’t enough,
the wheat rejects the chaff

Wealth attained by winnowing gain,
the scarecrow only laughs

Sometimes money isn’t enough,
the numbers rise and fall

Interest accrues¬ as attrition renews
—the richest count forestalled

(Valley Forge: November, 2020)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on November 03, 2020

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Scheme Ax xx Ax xx x
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 275
Words 40
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 1

Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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