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The man and the plan

I have a perfect plan,
But the plan has no man.
If the plan had a man
The man would do all he can,
Wherever any man ever ran
His reach would span,
He wouldn’t sit under a fan,
But go out and get a tan.
Ever since the time began,
Before Cohen sang to Suzanne,
There was never such a plan.
But, alas, this plan has no man.

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Hello, Jack,
Off I went to listen to Cohen's "Suzanne" which is endearing and beautiful. At first read of the poem, it felt as if the plan was in general, non specific. Then I wondered if it was romantic in nature. Either way, it is clever. The plan definitely needs a man.
Thank you!

I am glad my poem inspired you to listen to Leonard Cohen. The plan, indeed, was romantic in nature and suffered to the man's lack of... well, common sense :-)

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