Small minds discuss each other,
Constructive nostrums smother
And, tearing down a brother,
Will reap the whirlwind's mother.
Idle minds discuss events,
The future's unknown contents,
History's porridge foments
The present's surreal portents.
Pensive minds mull ideas,
Notions designed to free us
From faux pas' culpa mea's,
Or be as He must see us.
--Baron Gooberacht von Hottzendog
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