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A Last Poem

To be a serious poet, you must dispense with easy rhyme,
No more twisting words just to make them chime,
Metaphor and symbolism, is our proper trade,
Not clipped sound- bites straightforwardly made,
A smattering of Greek, would help you speak, allegorically and all oblique,
Of things the educated seek, to ease their testy angst and pain,
Lift their spirits up again,
So cheapskate wordsmith take your pause,
Donate your words to some other cause.