IMPATIENT LITTLE TOAD


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Impatient little toad ,

Curtly cut me short,

As I opened my mouth ,

To break deadlock,

To utter words inane,

When he brutally ordained

With a wave of his hand

“In brief, where do we stand ?”, (8)

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I had nothing to say,

It was small talk anyway,

To fill silences deep,

To show I could keep

The show running ,

The hearth burning,

When  uncoiled his rapier tongue

Deep did his six words stung. (16)

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Entitled by hierarchy,

Armed with age,

Soaring too high,

With calculated rage,

He cut me short,

Showed me my place,

What choice I have ,

But to embrace disgrace,

He owns the building ,

He built the road,

He is the big dog,

The obnoxious little toad.(28)

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