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I Won’t Give a Damn: A Bo’s Cafe Life Poem

Posted in Uncategorized by Wayne on July 27, 2011

I Won’t Give a Damn

By Wayne E. Pollard (Inspired by Sara Teasdale’s I Shall Not Care)


When I am dead,

And the critics say how great I am,

Though they liken me to Fitzgerald,

Hemingway or Twain,

I won’t give a damn.


I will forgive them for their ignorance,

And for their souls, I will pray,

But I will care even less for their praise,

Than they care for my work today.


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  1. Sarah W said, on July 27, 2011 at 7:02 AM

    Or before my mother goes, if it’s not too much to ask.

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