Tightfisted Takers



Penny-pinching flakers
and stingy, moving shakers
are tightfisted takers
who grant no return.

Counterfeiting fakers
and treaty, dealing breakers
are disaster makers
who fund self concern.

Money grubbing stackers
and thrifty, sparing slackers
are requited packers
who hoard everything.

Monetary trackers
and shifty fiscal backers
are lovers of smackers
who can zero bring.
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Submitted on January 13, 2010

Modified on April 26, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AAAB AAAB AAAC AAAC
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 356
Words 53
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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