The character appears on page,
but of his design who’s to gauge?
From the printed word we decide
where in our favor he’ll reside.
If he’s battered with rags-a-tatter,
from him we will all scatter.
If he’s in tailored coat and tie,
for his rapt attention we’ll vie.
If he staggers up from the gutter,
we expect all profanity to utter.
If high society lists him by name,
our invite to dinner won’t shame.
If he knows how to bow with style,
we suspect a nature without guile.
After all study our mind’s decided,
this character is really divided.
Copyright Donan Berg 2010
Copyright DOTDON Books 2010