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IF YOU PULL A LONG FACE : PART XXXVIII IF you pull a long vacant face Might be you just have nothing to say Which is not a crying disgrace Empty drums need be beaten to bellow away If you pull a long puzzled face Just read what poets have to say On their ilk and how they pretend to liaise Both thoughts and feelings rare they portray If you pull a long insensed face At the affronts you have to put up with all day Pull the shutters close round face Read - not repeat - those long inhumed ages away If you pull a long proud face Your evanescent words others must attention pay Have your ephemeral self bolstered through praise You deserve to inhabit Xanadu Laureat of all you survey If you must pull a long misunderstood face Little the use reading faces e'en the Chinese way A long unread face unveils e'en the masked ignoramus ace Don't Gecian myths enrich the Iliad and Odyssey © T. Wignesan - Paris, March 5, 2019

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