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He Didn't Laugh Or Weep
Rattled by commotions he didn't rest or sleep.
Tossed about by oceans he didn't skulk or creep.
Muddled by emotions he didn't laugh or weep.
Rattled, tossed and muddled; bowed, bent and huddled
he curled up and cuddled.
Daunted by free-living he didn't cluck or beep.
Churned about by sieving he didn't gush or seep.
Sated by Thanksgiving he didn't hunt or sweep.
Daunted, churned and sated; scorned, stilled and hated
he sat down and waited.
Honored by occasions he didn't gain or reap.
Ranked about by stations he didn't stack or heap.
Labeled by persuasions he didn't hold or keep.
Honored, ranked and labeled; shelved, stashed and tabled
he told lies and fabled.
Startled by disclosures he didn't run or leap.
Tracked about by posers he didn't spy or peep.
Baffled by exposures he didn't chide or sneap.
Startled, tracked and baffled, mugged, filched and snaffled
he cast lots and raffled.
Submitted on February 05, 2010
Modified on April 27, 2023
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|Scheme||AAA BB AAA CC AAA BB AAA BB|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Stanza Lengths||3, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2|
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