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When people run off at the mouth, it's tough:

        A snooze, a total drag!

Why must they try to cram five pounds of stuff

            In a two-pound bag?


Since brevity's a virtue, I'll be brief:

        Please let your words be few!

Long lectures leave us sighing for relief

            That won't come through.


A speech should carry energy and sinew,

        Not feel like household chores.

It's never the dynamic who continue,

            Always the bores.


(I must, of course, plead guilty every day

        To what I here condemn.

I always take a hundred words to say

        What could be said in ten.)

Poetry by Thomas D The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-02-20 at 19:05

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Most amusingly acute and nicely written!
2021-02-21 Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
Oh, I'm so, so guilty of that too! Million apologies :) But in your case, you say things so very well and so engagingly, never in a minute of my life could it ever be a drag! Je vous en supplie, do go on :D Immensely enjoyed this, thanks.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Say whats needs to be said
In as few or in length
You, Thomas, say, it just rit
Ken D

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Sage advice from a skillful poet! I'm sure we’re the same in that we write drafts that are then surgically pared down to the finished work with what we feel contain the absolute minimum of words to appropriately convey our thoughts.