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October 23, 2010


You …


you laugh my words to scorn

“Doggerel” you say, and worse

and yet your anger proves

my words may have more

than arrogance

or lack of skill


one does not cuss a child

for unskilful phrases

or ridicule them

for misplaced pride

but correct them

help them learn



have responded

but do not correct me

and by your anger

prove the truth

only God can help you see



After posting an early revision

of “Victus” on poemhunter.com


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