Eccentric And Wise



It is superficial, frivolous and mock.
It is artificial, synthetic and schlock.
It is accidental, impulsive and chance.
It is incidental, unrehearsed and stance.
It is ornamental, affected and chic.
It is elemental, primitive and bleak.
It is monumental, colossal and vast.
It is transcendental, elusive and fast.
It is sentimental, syrupy and thick.
It is temperamental, erratic and slick.
It is emotional, petulant and qualm.
It is sensational, bravura and calm.
It is believable, authentic and true.
It is achievable, pragmatic and new.
It is coincidence, fictitious and guise.
It is humanity, eccentric and wise.
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme AABBCCDDEEFFGGHH
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 601
Words 96
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 16

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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