Asma Ahsan Asma Ahsan
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A very humble thought.

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Harry Wells Harry Wells
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A Poetic Mediocrity

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Lines in blank verse ending in a rhyming couplet to express my feelings of failure when I read the work of the masters.

I am the Saliere of poetry.
No, I flatter myself even in this.
Saliere’s star was outshone only
By Amadeus Mozart’s supernova
Of peerless genius at Vienna’s court
And to Antonio I can’t compare me.
I am the dictionary definition
Of thesaurus proof mediocrity.
Neither meteor nor yet a shooting star,
I never glowed so bright as either one
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