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Rat-tailed Combs
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By Quentin Clingerman
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Rat-tailed Combs Cardboard people in crated homes
Gossmer clothing with rat-tailed combs
Meeting in shallow weeping pools
Making of themselves utter fools

Pasteboard workers encased in glass
Management staring without any class
Meeting in deep scummy, monetary green
More a frightful nightmare than a sweet dream

Paper thin government in capitals fair
Shuffling papermache laws, rules everywhere
Meeting in halls most darkly insincere
Making for themselves a pathetic career

Cardboard votes in ballot boxes thin
Butterfly, butterfly you will surely win
Meeting in shallow weeping pools
Making of themselves utter fools

Making of themselves utter fools

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Submitted: Monday, August 26, 2002

Last Updated: Sunday, August 12, 2012

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade. Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case! I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.

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