Mussitation



When you mussitate I can see your quips
Although inaudible,
I can read your lips

When you mussitate I can see your claims
Although inaudible,
I can spot your aims

When you mussitate I can see your tales
Although inaudible,
I can feel your wails

When you mussitate I can see your goals
Although inaudible,
I can hear your tolls

When you mussitate I can see your views
Although inaudible,
I can find your cues

*mussitate: to silently move the lips in simulation of audible speech.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme aBa cBc dBd eBe fBf x
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 463
Words 86
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 1

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