Poetry of Kansas

Build A Fence.

Build a barbed wire fence of Hope
        Around each day;
Jump in, with a bounding lope,
        And therein stay.
Do not tear your pantaloons.
        Or scratch your shin;
Let the grafters sing their tunes.__
        Don't let them in.
If some nabobs scorn your style
        Do not sneer or scoff;
Do not wear a silly smile
        That won't come off.
__J. M. Cavaness.

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