Poetry of Kansas

The Fellow Who Didn't Take Time
To See The Parade.

A BIG parade was passing through the street.
     But he never looked up;
But straight ahead with his broom did sweep,
     And everybody but
Him saw the elephants and yak and lion,
     And the old grizzly bear;
But then he didn't have the time,
     And so he didn't care.
But closely to his work he stuck,
     And, in a year or so,
He hammered out his own good luck
     And bought the whole blamed show.

__Hulda Fetzer.

Hulda Fetzer
(Independence, KS: ___. 1906)
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