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The Cleverest On The Verge.

There are degrees as well
clever, cleverer and cleverest.
The positive is tame
as the comparative has name
while the superlative claims fame
the variations go in style.
This is what I felt ever so
but latest in the go
came as an unexpected blow
an interpretation new
being too clever in the cue
leads none to their due
the very words she said
made me upset
as it overrode the test
lends a situation bare
finally lets you have nothing fair.
Perplexed I remained confused
only for a moment in a brood
could not ascertain what she meant
at last understood the tenement
as the tone gave way for a clue
that be her sly intent in blue
cunning she is in her move
conspiratory is her motive in all
dubs she the cleverest to a fall.

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