Gene Moutoux's Poetry
To obviate recondite research reports
Was querulous Quincy’s concern.
Obscureness, he thought, comes from profligacy
Of words, words, and more words, by dern.
Now Quincy was puissant and opulent, too,
With retinues stretching a mile.
His sycophant underlings patiently bore
His petulant words with a smile.
Till one day when Quincy, in scolding his staff,
Belabored word paucity’s praise,
A voice interjected: "Your lengthy remarks
Could better be said in a phrase."
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