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Words of Wisdom to a Plagiarist

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

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Oh, you talent-less thief

Disregarding my anger and grief.

You stole my baby

And stuffed it in your cluttered brief

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You thought you could take it

And pretend it was born from your wit

While I get the red “DUPLICATE”

And have my reputation in the pit.

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You probably thought you got away

And thought your con job made it okay.

But, you have my baby…

And I’ll have the final say.

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Steal from me?

No sir-ree!

I’m not here

To make your poetic life easy.

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You know what I’m here for

So no need to get sore.

This is my baby we’re talking about

And I’ll fight for it, blood and gore.

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So, my advice to you

And these words will ring true.

Un-publish my baby

Or by legal rights I sue.

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Not for money or fame,

But just here to expose your shame.

My baby is my baby,

And that’s something you can’t claim.

The "inspiration" for this article. Make a long story short: an article i thought was deleted was discovered on a site I never gave permission to have published.

The "inspiration" for this article. Make a long story short: an article i thought was deleted was discovered on a site I never gave permission to have published.

© 2018 Dean Traylor

Comments

Bev G from Wales, UK on March 08, 2018:

Witty :)

Doesn't make your eyes boil and your ears steam when those low-life scumbags think they can steal whatever they like?