It's Never Easy



It's never easy to give aid when you need support
It's always hard to invade from a foreign port

It's never easy to run free when you feel the slave
It's always hard to decree from a simple grave

It's never easy to stay true when you cast the slip
It's always hard to accrue from a sinking ship

It's never easy to feel well when you tap the pain
It's always hard to propel from a queasy bane

It's never easy to have lust when you see the dawn
It's always hard to adjust from an inept pawn

It's never easy to play dead when you live full bore
It's always hard to embed from a measly core

It's never easy to keep hope when you hear the news
It's always hard to elope from a boogie blues
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AA BB CC DD EE FF GG
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 671
Words 139
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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