Con Test

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  • On Writing

    Con Test

    While trying to earn a living one day

    To continue supporting my writing career

    My own way

    I thought about writing a poem for money

     

    At first

    I didn’t like the idea

    It just wouldn’t hit home

    So I tried to rationalize my fear

    With a fine tooth comb

     

    The analogy went something like this:

    ‘The safest life form

    In an ocean filled with man-eating sharks

    Is the pilot fish’

     

    What a brainstorm

    What a farce

     

    I soon forgot about making money again

    While deciding on how best to power

    A model airplane off the ground

     

    So whatdy’a think?

    Is this poem worth a hundred;

    First prize?

     

    Or is it the other way around

     
    John Christopher 1989

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    Charlie23 commented on Con Test

    10-29-2009

    I sometimes think money could take the fun out of anything. Love this one, John!

    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

    Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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