Scattered



Flattered in all affections
by advantage and love.
Battered in all rejections by an ungrateful shove.

Splattered in all elections
by any muck and mire.
Tattered in all inspections by ragged, worn attire.

Mattered in all perfections
by honor and regard.
Clattered in all defections by a vicious canard.

Pattered in all detections
by readiness and speed.
Nattered in all selections by avid, hungry greed.

Scattered in all directions
by whimsy and desire.
Shattered in all connections by heedless, friendly fire.
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABB AXC ADD AEE ACC
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 495
Words 81
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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