No matter how good y’are,
If what you do’ll be appreciated,
While your mind is still thar.
Take John Kennedy Toole for example,
Pulitzer Prize winner,
For A Confederacy of Dunces,
Posthumously published aft’ self-murder,
The book was rejected time after time,
And John was sensitive,
Though loved by students for his charisma,
Ain’t filled a will to live.
But if he did,
Imagine what he’d write,
A genius nurtured and art supported,
A mind let to feel that living is right.