Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Straight Lines - Poem by Stanley Cooper

I can not draw a straight line
It's really quite perplexing
This straight shortcoming of mine
Is artistic-al-ly vexing

My straight lines are so rounded
With inexorable curves
These arcs have me so hounded
They rattle my straight nerves

I so easily walk a straight line
Even after drinking
I so easily talk a straight line
Particularly when thinking

Most find it most impressive
That I walk and talk straight, fine
But I find it most depressive
Drawing rounded chalk straight lines

Curved straight lines cause frustration
With their curious curving trait
When I strive in desperation
To draw lines unbroken and straight

Most people have this dilemma
Their curved lines are etched in stone
Be they male or female gender
It's for sure I'm not alone

Comments about Straight Lines by Stanley Cooper

  • Ernestine Northover (4/28/2006 3:13:00 PM)

    Perhaps a ruler might be useful Stanley. Nice poem. I do also have the same problem, mine tend to swing either horizontally upwards, or vertically to the right. Either way it's very frustrating. Are there any tablets one can take for it, do you think. Loved it. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 27, 2006

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