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Don’t take my word for it

You’ll have to take my word for it:

All this not worrying

Is really stressing me out.

Though evidence against the thought

Is now quite overwhelming.

To try to put it into words:

I didn’t mean that truth

I was telling some other truth;

Though now I can’t stop lying

At the point I no longer need to

My words were quite specific

I very clearly stated-

‘A cup of tea would not be unpleasant.’

I obviously didn’t say

That I wanted a cup of tea

So listen very carefully

Take heed and mark my words.

But now I can’t believe what I’m hearing

A derisory six out of ten

Is that all you think they are worth?

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