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A Humble Quill

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A Humble Quill

Soft, moon light, spill forth the night.
Stream rippling veils of mystery.
Where tucked away, the insatiate act,
unrivaled in thy debauchery.

Whilst Lords and Gentry, by noble birth,
plot to cozen all gentle souls.
Their wives will scamper off to trysts,
showing morals that are beneath low.

Drunken bucks will gamble all,
bring low family coffers and names.
They will ruin many a young lass,
then run, from honor and bring shame.

And all the while, I am here.
A humble quill and my ink well.
Lying in wait to spread the ill.
For tis scandle I love to tell.



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  1. Date: 7/9/2012 12:00:00 AM

    Congratulations,Paula!This is awesome and nice.Good job,nice going.

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 10:47:00 PM

    paula, , congratulations In Lisa's old english scandal contest. it was nice visiting all her winners~always Good night PD

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 10:21:00 AM

    A very interesting write. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 1:21:00 PM

    Congratulations on your placement in the "Old English Scandal" contest Paula. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/1/2012 6:51:00 PM

    Your humble quill as done well my dear congrats on your 1st place win luv vie

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 6:03:00 PM

    Congrad's on your win Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 5:40:00 PM

    Great work Paula. congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 3:43:00 PM

    Congratulations on your winning poem.

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 12:40:00 PM

    Paula congrats on your win..excellent write...David

  1. Date: 6/5/2012 10:29:00 PM

    '...stream rippling veils of mystery,' after that line I was eager to consume the rest. Super rhyming and language. May your quill spread more scandal and debauchery! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 8:25:00 PM

    This has such a classical feel to it, Paula. Make me wonder if it's for that one contest about old English? How are you? I rarely visit the list of new poems by poets. But sometimes when I do, i catch poems of people like you that I don't quite see as much here as I would like. Hope you are well. Luv, Andrea