Retort

'THOU art a fool,' said my head to my heart,
'Indeed, the greatest of fools thou art,
To be led astray by the trick of a tress,
By a smiling face or a ribbon smart;'
And my heart was in sore distress.
Then Phyllis came by, and her face was fair,
The light gleamed soft on her raven hair;
And her lips were blooming a rosy red.
Then my heart spoke out with a right bold air:
'Thou art worse than a fool, O head!'

by Paul Laurence Dunbar

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this is mad gay tbh
I love this MOM and i love donuts and a lot of poems and i go to a school in batman
The impetuous heart's a fool, but the passive head is worse than a fool.