My Blunt Song

How could I have sung
My blunt song so loudly
Let it echo back to me
It’s sharp overwrought tune

How arrogant to think I
Sing what needs singing
To such tender ears
Tinned and deaf to any other song

Let the world pretend
And sing its false harmony
I will sing my blunt song loudly
And wait for an honest reply

Whether discordant or harmonious
I will not say
But listen and judge our two songs,
Though equally blunt,
Equal in elegance, beauty, and worth