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Paris, Paris, Burning Bright

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As reported in Today's Washington post (5/10/07), a Zoe Mutter PC World article says: "Paris Hilton has used her MySpace site to post a blog urging visitors to sign an online petition that asks authorities for leniency regarding her drink [sic] driving conviction (

In a compassionate effort to encourage widespread support for this poor child, who is being so cruelly crushed by the law, I offer the following hymn of praise:

BOB'S ODE TO PARIS HILTON  (with apologies to William Blake's Tiger):
Paris, Paris. burning bright
In the vacuum of the night -
What commercial hand or eye
Framed thy mindless symmetry?
What the PR, what the hype
In what flack's mind was born thy type?
What greedy agent filled with hope
Dares thy empty words promote? 

When thinking folks throw down their spears,  
And water heaven with their tears,  
Does He smile His work to see?  
Did He who made a brain make thee?


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Bob Richardson is a retired electrical engineer and information specialist. He lives in New England.
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Very good satire! Paris needs to grow up-there are... by Ginger Hastings Chapman on Friday, May 11, 2007 at 11:34:24 AM
"What commercial hand or eyeFramed thy mindle... by Russ Wellen on Friday, May 11, 2007 at 11:51:12 AM
Still, putting my intellect aside, I humbly admit,... by Professor Emeritus Peter Bagnolo on Friday, May 11, 2007 at 1:23:26 PM
You guys can mock her all you want, But she is bei... by "Hoss" David P. on Friday, May 11, 2007 at 4:27:43 PM
The law, in it's majestic equality, forbids th... by Matthew Peters on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 11:36:46 PM