A Cynic Turns Away
Speak true, they said
and sniggered when I took them at their word.
Play fair, they said,
Winking as they cheated me and others.
You will learn the rules as you go on;
If you win, you're one of us.
If you lose, we disown you.
If you find anything arbitrary,
Put it down to a rule you should have known.
Begin the year wisely.
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