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A poem


“Knowledge, my young colleagues,
is the shortest distance
between two points,
and the truth is flat –

that is why we talk round,
otherwise they’ll set out
with their shiny faces
from point A – here – 

trailing those useless
clouds of glory,
and, if not detoured
round the picturesque

side-streets of circumlocution,
they’ll keep going package, straight
through the Benidorms of time,
to point B – over there – 

and fall off the edge
of a life that’s flat,
and spin like spent spaceships
all over the ruddy place!”

 

 

© Nemo 2020
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Slovitt

nemo: a concise, smart poem. swep

Mitch

Great pace and whimsy. I liked it. Mitch

Ionicus

A quaint and amusing notion cleverly expressed, Gerald

Sweetwater

An unusual poem, makes one think. I loved the last line, really made me smile 🙂 Sue.

Mikeverdi

Nice bit of tongue in cheek Gerald, liked it mate.
Mike

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