Treasure Island

Francis Duggan

You Twenty First Century Authority On Literature

You twenty first century authority on literature you like to air your view
On what is or is not poetry so tell us something new
With a great deal of satisfaction you proclaim the death of rhyme
And laud the prosaic verses of the poets of our time
To your literary gatherings and poetry readings rhymers you never invite
you say the bush bards in the local pubs their verses can recite
Not good enough for your group or so 'twould seem that way
To you the old style rhymer is the poetaster of today
You never do give credit to where credit it is due
And to your own opinions you only can stay true
You tell us what is or is not poetry or what is a slipshod line
And in literature what is good to you or worthless you are not shy to define
You twenty first century authority on literature in your ways you are small
You believe on a fair go for your chosen few but not on a fair go for all.

Submitted: Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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