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Do not despair.
Tidy your hair.
Hold your head high.
Don't let them stare.

I won’t let you choke,
So smile through the smoke.
Silence their slander,
The serpent doth spoke.

Pick up your sword;
Twas’ you they ignored.
Slam it down hard,
Now claim your reward.

Sit on your throne,
Built from their bone.
For you’re their new king,
Yet still you’re alone.

So find you a wife,
Beauty so rife.
To bear you a son,
She'll give up her life.

Hate they’ll still hold,
Brood 'til they're bold.
Weakness they’ll sense,
Now that you’re old.

Call you a liar,
Fast comes the fire.
Cast out: Revolution!
Forced to retire.

But should you still care?
Life never was fair.
So whatever you do,
Do not despair.

--By Daniel O'Brien

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The following comments are for "Wisdom from my Scaled Friend"
by dao05

Interesting rhyme sceme.
I'm not sure what inspired this poem, but it makes me think of Beowulf.

( Posted by: Persephone [Member] On: March 3, 2005 )

Wow, a comment
Funny you should say that, we had read Beowulf a month prior to me writing it. I think John Gardner's Grendel had more of an impact on me however.
I'm still not pleased with the title... nope.
Anyway, thanks for your comment, I may start submitting again.

( Posted by: dao05 [Member] On: March 3, 2005 )

nice poem dao. minor pick in second stanza "doth" might be better as "hath". It is a nice read and flows smoothly.


( Posted by: williamhill [Member] On: March 3, 2005 )

Yeah, a new title couldn't hurt. Unfortunately, I'm never satisfied with the titles I come up with; Perhaps it shall become nameless.
Thank you William Hill for your advice, I agree that "hath" works better.

( Posted by: dao05 [Member] On: March 4, 2005 )

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