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Poetry Pleases: Carefully Cut

In Mike Holding's poem a snip and slither of the scissors creates a new man.

Though many made a comment on its length
I tried to hold the line and keep it long;
I did not want to pander to the throng.
Its lushness was a factor in my strength.
And yet, though no deep sarcasm was meant,
The stream of heavy-handed hassle won
A change. No lasting damage must be done.
A sympathetic person sought and sent.
She came at ten, with smile and calming quip;
The mirror, table, chair and towel laid.
I sat in trepidation at the snip
And slither of the scissors, much afraid
Id soon be bald and must give all the slip.
But now Im proud. A new me has been made.

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