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Impertinent Poems

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Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,203 / 49 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 587
Added to site: 2010.09.20 29047
Genres: Poetry, Humor

hoping to sell this screed
For several dollars I hardly need.)


Ducats and dividends, stocks and shares, who cares?
Worry and property travel in pairs,
While the green grows on the tree.
A banquet's nothing more than a meal;
A trolley's much like an automobile,
With a transfer sometimes free,

Tra lee!
With a transfer sometimes free!
(And yet you're unwilling, I plainly see,
To leave the automobile to me.)


A note you give and a note you get; don't fret,
For they both may go to protest yet,
And the roses blow perfume.
Fortune is only a Dun report;
The Homestead Law and the Bankrupt Court
Have fostered many a boom,

Boom, boom!
Have fostered many a boom.
(But I see you smile in a rapturous way
On the man who is rated double A.)


Life is a show for you and me; it's free!
And what you look for is what you see;
A hill is a humped-up hollow.
Riches are your



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