Sunday, April 1, 2007

Speaking - A Speaker’s Search for a Theme

As a health care speaker,
Of little known renown,
I am a constant seeker
For a verse echoing my sound,
It should contain worldly pith,
Be not overly long,
Be the work of a wordsmith,
Display a verbal King-Kong.
It must capture my theme,
Reflect a serious demeanor.
Show use of the old bean,
Reveal a sense of humor,
Flash a bit of maverick.
At long last,
In this anonymous limerick,
My dye has been cast.

A speaker should cultivate brevity,
With a suitable leaven of levity.
In short, be terse,
For nothing is worse
Than interminable verbal longevity.

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