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Funny Bliss: What do I know?

Posted on: September 25, 2008

Funny Bliss (Written in 1998)

      Twain is a funny guy.

He was frustrated, at fourteen, with his father’s ignorance.

At twenty, how dumb struck he felt

That his father could be such a quick learner.

I was thirteen and I wrote:

What do I know?”

My old French teacher loved it.

He said the French essayist Montaigne used it.

At fifty, I said:

“I feel I know nothing”.

My thirteen year old niece skewered her eyes and mumbled:

I am embarrassed, what a loser!”

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