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It’s hard to write succinctly.
It’s murder to condense;
So lengthy poems quite often seem
To be the consequence.

It really takes a special skill
To trim or cut in half
The thoughts you must compose
With just the wheat but not the chaff.

Consolidation is the key
But when I’m taking stock,
I’m well aware that discard key
Will not fit in my lock!

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  1. Date: 11/28/2012 11:20:00 AM
    Wow,I absolute love this poem of yours. It has great meter and rhyme. I loved the thought that went into it, the way you developed it, and the humor contained in it. It is a marvelous poem. And will be taking a place among my favorites.

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 9:28:00 PM
    Chuckling. Me thinks you do pretty well - no excess calories in your writes, but lots of nutrition! Enjoyed...John.

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 4:55:00 PM
    So true!