“ Cantankerous ” ~ more or less ~

A patterned advance

Of an ornery heart,

Be nothing short

Of cantankerous art,

In gained techniques

Tetchy years provide,

With every landing

Of well placed darts…

 

Now covetable level

Of querulous repute,

Will strike with agility

Of marksman astute,

And substantial ability…

 

Tho tolerated surplus,

He’s sure to attain

Enviable peer status,

As he lashes at will

Irascible gems,

Of sluttish repartee

To biting opprobrious,

Bestowed more than less

Upon unwary victims,

A cantankerous redress!