Artur Azevedo

(7 July 1855 - 22 October 1908 / Maranhão)

Velha Anedota


Tertuliano, frívolo peralta,
Que foi um paspalhão desde fedelho,
Tipo incapaz de ouvir um bom conselho,
Tipo que, morto, não faria falta;

Lá um dia deixou de andar à malta,
E, indo à casa do pai, honrado velho,
A sós na sala, diante de um espelho,
À própria imagem disse em voz bem alta:

— Tertuliano, és um rapaz formoso!
És simpático, és rico, és talentoso!
Que mais no mundo se te faz preciso? —

Penetrando na sala, o pai sisudo,
Que por trás da cortina ouvira tudo,
Severamente respondeu: — Juízo. —

Submitted: Monday, June 04, 2012
Edited: Monday, June 04, 2012

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