Jonathan ROBIN

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Polyacrostic Palimpsest - Platitudes Refused - Poem by Jonathan ROBIN

Platitudes are proffered where they please
And even where anathama as well
To bestow trite title, - few truth tell -
Refused where true respect feels ill at ease.
In writing in this princely style, no knees
Conscience cracks as chalk's not cheese to swell
King and khan or knight. Know most are shell
Clad in courage claimed, create false frieze.
As you alone the answers have, I seize
Real reverence, rely on no crude spell
Rewritten and pretend true rings. A knell
Awaits he who, flattering, gleans fees.
Llama coats can last, though only you
Enjoy the duffle which warms greatly too!

External acrostic Patrick Carrale repeated once vertically and twice diagonally from the centre

[c] Jonathan Robin Polyacrostic Palimpsest written 2 January 1992

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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