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Dorothy Parker

(22 August 1893 - 7 June 1967 / Long Branch / New Jersey)

Fighting Words


Say my love is easy had,
Say I'm bitten raw with pride,
Say I am too often sad-
Still behold me at your side.

Say I'm neither brave nor young,
Say I woo and coddle care,
Say the devil touched my tongue-
Still you have my heart to wear.

But say my verses do not scan,
And I get me another man!

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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