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Brevity's Child



A few syllables
Monosyllabic grunt or nod.
Good enough!
Rarely a motto, bon mot, or jest.
Slogans never.
Good enough!
More ticks to a minute
than words in his speech.
At the dais: apt.
Good enough!
Now he lies at rest.
He failed in writing
Haiku's five syllables.
Not quite good enough!
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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