Poetry of Kansas

Away With Trouble.

Why this pitiable repining,
    Why this cloud upon your brow;
There is no excuse for whining,
    No occasion for a row.
Do not think about your trouble,
    Cease your brooding over wrong;
Griefs will vanish like a bubble,
    If you lift your heart in song.
Seek the aid of witty ladies,
    Gentlemen with jokes galore;
Tell your woes to go to Hades,
    And to bother you no more.
__J. M. Cavaness.

Jayhawker Juleps
J. M. Cavaness
(Chanute: Tribune Pub. Co. 1913)
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