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Dearth

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 We see and yet don’t comprehend
how the ability to defend
successfully stymies
all the style and substance
of the natural artists;

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 They, with extravagant brushstrokes
wish only to depict the valiant and vain
but it is the proud defenders of faith
who battle and belittle
in the vexatious wind and rain;

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 These bold stalwarts who link arms
yet boast little, in the way of charms
they stand tall and strong
and give credence to every underdog
that wants much more, than to play along;

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Cast a cold eye on a raging night
and just see that audacious delight
when a criss-crossed pattern bulges not
and seething strikers shiver and sin
with not an ounce of a winning shot!

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Notes

Not inspired by, for this is insipid in comparison….
But this was written 5 minutes after watching a documentary on Dylan Thomas.

Plus, I was delighted to see that one of his famous haunts in NY was the Chelsea Hotel !!!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/dearth/