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APED: "two hours"

March 3rd, 2009 (08:16 pm)

(Yes, more Doc Savage poetry.)

Two hours every morning, without fail.
The pace, the strain, make men who see it pale.
The muscles worked in opposition swell:
train the body and the mind as well.
Calculate pi. Take it one more place.
Keep the strain from showing on your face.
Control emotion. Don't laugh. Rarely smile.
Learn the scents, all vague, in little vials.
Learn to hear above the human range.
It's always been so; you don't think it strange:
two hours, like the childhood that you had.
You never dare to think your father mad.


Posted by: __marcelo (__marcelo)
Posted at: March 4th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)

Like the poem, love the last line.

Posted by: Novelist, lawyer, adventurer... (webpetals)
Posted at: March 4th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)

I'm not certain Taughnee would qualify as cheap, but she is very good:


I can't wait to hear more about the press!

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: March 5th, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)

I think this wound up in the wrong thread somehow! But thank you; when I start to make the page better-looking, I may well look her up...

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