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Pat Duggan

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They say Wendy Cope
Writes humorous verse
And whyever not?
She could do a lot worse

She could write clever poems
Intended to sound
Philosophically deep
Obscurely profound

Or pen tragic poems
Of love, loss and woe
Tearfully epic
Dreadfully slow

Or criticise men
Just for having a willy
For not being perfect
And sometimes quite silly

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Depressed Vilanelle

They say depression's like exhaustion of the brain
And medication's there to help us cope.
A daily tablet keeps me nearly sane

When life brings sorrow over and again
The mind lacks even energy to mope,
They say depression's like exhaustion of the brain.

All passion and desire go down the drain
Soon followed by enthusiasm, hope,
A daily tablet keeps me nearly sane.

Give up the struggle. What is there to gain?
Recovery becomes a slippery slope.
They say depression's like exhaustion of the brain.

But medication's there to ease the pain,
Reduce the gradient as back to life we grope:
A daily tablet keeps me nearly sane.

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