If you're extremely nervous and overwhelmed with doubt,
if you're alarmed by service because there is no clout,
you have the heebie-jeebies, that's what it's all about.

If you're totally sorry and distraught with regret,
if you're distressed by worry because ache is upset,
you have the heebie-jeebies, that's what it's to expect.

If you're strikingly grouchy and uneasy from dread,
if you're disturbed by duchy because woe is ahead,
you have the heebie-jeebies, that's what it's often said.

If you're notably weepy and overspread with fear,
if you're troubled by cheapie because the end is near,
you have the heebie-jeebies, that's what it's meant to clear.

If you're highly suspicious and dubious of trust,
if you're hit by the vicious because gold turns to dust,
you have the heebie-jeebies, that what's it's to adjust.

If you're utterly aggrieved and traumatized by hurt,
if you're thwarted as bereaved because harm is overt,
you have the heebie-jeebies, that's what it's to assert.
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 969
Words 161
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3

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