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A Grook is a type of poem that is aphoristic in nature, and often times rhyming and or short. An aphorism is a pithy that involves a semblance of truth to it, such as "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." This type of poem is a form of aphoristic poetry, and usually involves themes such as the bitter truths and comparisons of humanity and nature in general. For instance, a grook poem may speak of the similarities of men and dogs, such as we see in the poem "Dogs and Men" by Maurice Rigoler. A grook poem may be humorous, heartfelt, serious, bitter or any other combination of feelings and views that effectively get the aphorism across within the piece of work. This type of poem is less popular than other types, such as the haiku or sonnet, but has been written for hundreds of years now, and has been studied for many as well. 

A form of short aphoristic poem characterized by irony, paradox, brevity, precise use of language, sophisticated rhythms and rhymes and often satiric nature.


Know it all cold?
Or lank with acedia?
Share and be bold;
Come build Wikipedia.
— Anon.

There's nothing that goads
Like no-passing roads
With a slowpoke in front
And a hot rod in back —
'Cause you'd never speed
It's just that you need
To get past that grunt
And away from that devil on crack.
— Anon.

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