if a man understand a poem

If a man understands a poem, he shall have troubles.
If a man lives with a poem, he shall die lonely.
If a man lives with two poems, he shall be unfaithful to one.
If a man conceives of a poem, he shall have one less child.
If a man conceives of two poems, he shall have two children less.
If a man wears a crown on his head as he writes, he shal be found out.
If a man wears no crown on his head as he writes, he shall deceive no one but himself.
If a man gets angry at a poem, he shall be scorned by men.
If a man continues to be angry at a poem, he shall be scorned by women.
If a man publicly denounces poetry, his shoes will fill with urine.
If a man gives up poetry for power, he shall have lots of power.
If a man brags about his poems, he shall be loved by fools.
If a man brags about his poems and loves fools, he shall write no more.
If a man craves attention because of his poems, he shall be like a jackass in moonlight.
If a man writes a poem and praises the poem of a fellow, he shall have a beautiful mistress.
If a man writes a poem and praises the poem of a fellow overly, he shall drive his mistress away.
If a man claims the poem of another, his heart shall double in size.
If a man lets his poems go naked, he shall fear death.
If a man fears death, he shall be saved by his poems.
If a man does not fear death, he may or may not be saved by his poems.
If a man finishes a poem, he shall bathe in the blank wake of his passion and be kissed by white paper.

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