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Genius

Rating: 4.1
Genius, like gold and precious stones,
is chiefly prized because of its rarity.

Geniuses are people who dash of weird, wild,
incomprehensible poems with astonishing facility,
and get booming drunk and sleep in the gutter.

Genius elevates its possessor to ineffable spheres
far above the vulgar world and fills his soul
with regal contempt for the gross and sordid things of earth.
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pumpkin dude 12 March 2021
cool
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cool 31 March 2021
cool
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Sandra Feldman 29 March 2020
Love It! Will read it every day and thank our lucky stars for it!
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Sandra Feldman 29 March 2020
1 After reading, never wanting to write poetry. 2 Writing poetry but not agreeing with the negative aspect of being a genius. 3 Being utterly astonished and agreeing that being a poet is the most extraordinarily, exciting experience a human being can have regardless of the possible destructive aspects. This is just an opinion, up to the reader to agree or disagree A poem of very long thought & reach! Also a passionate side of Mark Twain to discover.
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Douglas Scotney 29 March 2020
sounds like a genius has got no sense
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paul amrod 29 March 2020
I always thought he was talking about my favorite of another sort. Mr: Edgar Allan Poe!
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paul amrod 29 March 2020
I love this man's humor. He was a German American and full of wit and charm. Self-critical in a way which was totally amusing. I suggest all read his autobiography. This poem is a very good introduction to my one and only Mark Twain. Huckleberry Finn is my favorite.
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Dr Antony Theodore 29 March 2020
If he is too proud to accept assistance, and spurns it with a lordly air at the very same time that he knows he can't make a living to save his life, he is most certainly a genius. interesting and cynical.. tony
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Kumarmani Mahakul 29 March 2020
Genius, like gold and precious stones, is chiefly prized because of its rarity.......excellent beginning. It is a well executed poem by Mark Twain.
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Alison Mujati 29 March 2020
Good poem i enjoyed reading it, you may like my new poem ' the blurred figure'
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Dominic Windram 29 March 2020
Brilliant satirical poem about ' genius' courtesy of Mark Twain.
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