Wallace Dean LaBenne

Pearls 1

Professor, therapist, author and poet.






The selected gourmet victuals with bone china, fine silverware
Is placement and food for twiddles to the boorish, non-debonair
This appetite to satiate has preference for burgers and fries
With plastic fork and paper plate, the bon vivant simply decries
"Cast not your pearls before swine" the declared admonition
Lest they trample and malign the superb without cognition

Renowned art and literature, creative genius manifest
Reduced from grand to miniature through the philistine's smaller quest
Pedestrian and archaic, they are smugly giving short shrift
Conventionally prosaic, an attitude has patrons miffed
"Cast not your pearls before swine" the declared admonition
Lest they trample and malign the superb without cognition

A lucid, scintillating mind presenting rational reason
So much fatuity they find is to commonsense mere treason
The babbling, inane blatherskite: illiterate and impudent
This worthless palaver is trite stupidly dull and redundant
"Cast not your pearls before swine" the declared admonition
Lest they trample and malign the superb without cognition

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