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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