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Gifts From Guilt

Travel, tours and junket; briny sea and silt
Gigolo or Coquet, don't give gifts from guilt

Bazaars, fairs and big-top; revelry and tilt
Criminal or Top Cop,
don't give gifts from guilt

Jesters, gags and comic; humorist and stilt
Physician or Tonic,
don't give gifts from guilt

Concerts, songs and chorus; recital and lilt
Gemini or Taurus,
don't give gifts from guilt

Trifles, gems and bauble; jewelry and pelt
Patriot or Cobble,
don't give gifts from guilt

Flowers, cards and candy; lingerie and felt
Cavalier or Dandy,
don't give gifts from guilt

Spirits, meals and do-bar; alcohol and melt
Notable or Rockstar,
don't give gifts from guilt

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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on April 11, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme aa axA axA axA bxA bxA bxA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 622
Words 107
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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