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The Rhyme of the Scraper

Dean Traylor is a freelance writer and teacher who writes about various subjects, including education and creative writing.



Here is a rhyme

For this troubled time,

When a scourge operates a scraping bot

And steals people's stories, a lot!


Thinks he’s coy

Acting like an immature boy

But we’re onto you!

Yes, that’s true


Play all you want

Go ahead and taunt

Many voices you violate

But your comeuppance we’ll gladly wait.


You’re just a hack

Prestige you’ll never get back.

Reports have been made

Infractions will be your failing grade.


You’ll probably steal this poem

Due to your scraper’s indiscriminate roam

Won’t filter this jabbing stuff

And boy, life will get rough.


Let the writers write

And stop taking a bite.

Such talent is not you.

Yes, that’s true.

Let's see how long it takes for this to be stolen.

Let's see how long it takes for this to be stolen.

© 2022 Dean Traylor

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