Ulterior Motives



Believe what people do,
not what people say.
Ulterior motives come in vast array.
Flatter the pastry chef,
get another cake.
Ulterior motives are hidden by the fake.
Assure the purchaser,
make another sale.
Ulterior motives are hidden in detail.
Hoodwink the devotee,
count another fan.
Ulterior motives are hidden by the plan.
Promise the paramour,
have another fling.
Ulterior motives are hidden on-the-string.
Believe what people do
for pleasure and gain.
Ulterior motives are in the campaign.

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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 27, 2023

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Scheme AbbcddeffghheiiAjj
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 479
Words 78
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 18

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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