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Realism Of The Cynic



The vital are imminent,
the impassive are stayed.
The astute are prominent,
the trivial are weighed.
The urbane are civilized,
the primitive are rude.
The cultured are maximized,
the inexpert are crude.
The brilliant are terrific,
the insipid are poor.
The splendid are magnific
the tedious are bore.
The wary are distinctive,
the gullible are bind.
The chary are instinctive,
the struthious are blind.
The alert are skeptical,
the lethargic are squat.
The awake are cynical,
the comatose are not.
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

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Wallace Dean LaBenne

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