Eyebrow Stroking

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Eyebrow Stroking

At school, they taught us poetry,
And how to read them, and what they meant,
And we recited dutif’ly –
And still I think they barely left a dent.

Strange, they never taught us songs,
But we understood them well enough:
Their loves, their hopes, their rights and wrongs –
Cheesy, sure – but boy, they were the stuff !

Poems once were fun and catchy,
Now they’re Worthy, now they’re Art.
My mem’ry of their lines is patchy,
Yet I know a thousand songs by heart.

At school they taught us poetry,
On long and stuffy afternoons –
But we learned far more humanity
From crappy lyrics with amazing tunes.



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