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bloomberg-trump

They’re saying that Bloomberg is lacking
In stature, his shortness attacking.
But better short man
Than shortness of plan
For that, we should all send him packing.

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© Dennis Allen Lange, 2020.

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geoffrey-chaucer-214


His stature was not very tall,
Lean he was, his legs were small,
Hosed within a stock of red,
A buttoned bonnet on his head,
From under which did hang, I ween,
Silver hairs both bright and sheen.
His beard was white, trimmed round,
His countenance blithe and merry found.
A sleeveless jacket large and wide,
With many plights and skirts side,
Of water camlet did he wear;
A whittle by his belt he bare,
His shoes were corned, broad before,
His inkhorn at his side he wore,
And in his hand he bore a book,
Thus did this ancient poet look.

 

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While some may stand on tiptoes,
Zaccheus climbed a tree;
And some have scaled a ladder
To see the scenery. 

The tall have an advantage,
Like sailors up the mast
Who crawl into the crow’s nest
To view the sea that’s vast. 

Most drew the stick that’s shorter;
Those with the longest, laugh.
Who? Those who don’t miss beauty –
The long-legged-necked giraffe.


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photo by Sias van Schalkwyk at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/okYcdnE/Out+of+Africa

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.

 

 

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