This poem is an exaggeration full of satire and hyperbole. I wrote it in response to what a poet said concerning the use of a dictionary and thesaurus by other poets. The poet said that if they’re real poets, they won’t need them. I was so astonished and shocked by that statement (since I use them all the time) that I decided to write a poem extending that idea to other professions, such as mechanics, pilots, doctors, lawyers and poets. Of course, all of these professions need to continue to keep up to date, be accurate and precise. I conclude with the excerpt from Lewis Carroll’s nonsensical poem “Jabberwocky” to drive home the point. The last two lines say it all.