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The Danger Of Writing Defiant Verse

Dorothy Parker 1893 (Long Branch) – 1967 (New York City)

And now I have another lad!
 No longer need you tell
How all my nights are slow and sad
 For loving you too well.

His ways are not your wicked ways,
 He's not the like of you.
He treads his path of reckoned days,
 A sober man, and true.

They'll never see him in the town,
 Another on his knee.
He'd cut his laden orchards down,
 If that would pleasure me.

He'd give his blood to paint my lips
 If I should wish them red.
He prays to touch my finger-tips
 Or stroke my prideful head.

He never weaves a glinting lie,
 Or brags the hearts he'll keep.
I have forgotten how to sigh-
 Remembered how to sleep.

He's none to kiss away my mind-
 A slower way is his.
Oh, Lord! On reading this, I find
 A silly lot he is.

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Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th-century urban foibles. more…

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