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douglas scotney

Freshman - 2,064 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Benefaction Under Stress


Without pride, not a poet,
a benefactor in all but the charitable sense,
a beggar
can be benefacted respect.

With pride, a poet,
possessing respect of his own,
on becoming a beggar
can be benefacted less.

This,
at least,
seems the rationale
of benefaction under stress.

Submitted: Friday, April 19, 2013
Edited: Saturday, April 20, 2013

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'a poet is a beggar with pride': Mulla Do-Piaza.
and a friend's knocked-back pension application.

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