Treasure Island

Stanley Cooper

(August 4th,1926 / New York City)

A Look At A Few One-Liners


“My Country Tis Of Thee”
Has stood the test of history
But it’s meaning verbally
For me is still a mystery

“Damn The Torpedoes, Full Steam Ahead”
A show of great bravado
The command was followed with foreboding dread
Would they live to see tomorrow?

“To Be Or Not To Be, That Is The Question”
Finding the proper answer isn’t hard
Just ask one in the wordy profession
The one who asked it, our articulate Bard

“Anger Opens The Mouth And Shuts The Mind”
A one-liner worthy of thought
A concept lost on most of mankind
It’s a lesson not easily taught

“A Closed Mind Is A Good Thing To Lose”
Then hope you never find-it
A mind that’s closed is like a noose
Around the brain and blinds-it

Submitted: Sunday, June 28, 2009

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  • Emancipation Planz (6/28/2009 1:51:00 AM)

    ... and blinds-is.... what a wonderful ending linzer for this mind to (em) brace...
    I reckon this fullfil's the poetic of Robert Frost: 'A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.' (Report) Reply

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