R. Gerry Fabian
This poem was unplanned; a definite accident.
When discovered, the poet considered aborting the poem
but a strong background in traditional grammar
caused the poet to immediately relent.
At first, there was an enormous fear
that the poem could not be cared for
as the earlier and older poems once had been.
This proved erroneous as the poem developed a unique style.
As a poem, its temperament was quite gentle
like that of the cherished neighborhood dog.
The poem never minded the hand-me-downs
from the older poems now resting in magazines.
Ordinary people would read this poem
and quickly understand it. Some even quoted it.
The poem was always welcome at church picnics
and other complete family gatherings.
On nights when sleep was especially hard
the author would think fondly of this poem
and slowly ease into rapid eye movement.
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