A Pitcher Worth a Thousand Words

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I never knew a pitcher like the one I met today,
He nibbled at the corners, then brought it hard and fast.
Though others have been on the mound, I really have to say,
I never knew a pitcher like the one I met today.
I was trembling in the batter’s box, completely blown away.
This was our first encounter — it will not be our last.
I never knew a pitcher like the one I met today,
He nibbled at the corners, then brought it hard and fast.

As Beauty Does

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They say that beauty’s in the eye–
my eyes were blind when I was born.
but that is not the reason why
I suffered ridicule and scorn.

Intelligence was my demise–
consistently, I would excel
because I did not recognize
the penalties of doing well.

They’d call me ugly and perverse–
for pretty girls are never smart.
They’d use horrific words, and worse,
I took their evil taunts to heart.

As I remember my lost youth–
the pretty girl I never was.
I’ve come to understand the truth:
that beauty is as beauty does.

I’m not Bad (Mathematics)

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It isn’t my intent to taunt or vex.
I’m looking for an answer to my plea–
I only want your help in finding x.

I know you think I’m tough in most respects;
Most good things are, at least to some degree.
it isn’t my intent to taunt or vex.

If you would only look at all the specs,
it shouldn’t be too tough for you to see–
I only want your help in finding x

Though other number systems, such as hex,
are not what you prefer ideally.
It isn’t my intent to taunt or vex.

I’m not as bad as everyone expects.
You need to come to know the real me–
I only want your help in finding x.

I know sometimes I look a bit complex.
Though I’m less trouble than I seem to be.
It isn’t my intent to taunt and vex–
I only want your help in finding x.