Treasure Island

Stanley Cooper

(August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Poems of Stanley Cooper

481. William, Ludvig and Vincent 8/28/2006
482. Winning The Peace 7/17/2006
483. Wistful Remembering 5/29/2006
484. With Loving Deference 3/10/2007
485. Without Commercials 3/18/2006
486. Word Metamorphoses 2/23/2006
487. Words 1/23/2006
488. Words In Tandem 9/15/2009
489. Words Of Length 1/2/2007
490. Work Of The Devil 4/19/2008
491. Writing Poetry 4/21/2008
492. You’re Full Of It 5/23/2010
493. Younger Generation 4/10/2006
494. Your Not Too Golden Age 9/12/2007
495. You're The Top 5/17/2006
496. You've Been Around Awhile 2/22/2006
497. Yucca Mountain Blues 2/9/2007

Doublespeak

A euphemism is a verbal tool
Masking grief as acceptably cool
This vocal contrivance, succinctly euphemistic
Glosses over facts distressfully realistic

Observe, when a dear one dies
Rather then say it, we belie and deny
To proclaim he's dead is not easy to say
We euphemistically voice, 'He's passed away'

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