Poetry of Kansas

The Grouch

The world is on the downward grade,
    And fast and faster flying ;
Upon your life no premium's paid,
    Except by early dying.
And men are growing worse and worse,
    And women following after ;
'Tis more and more beneath the curse
    Of fool and knave and grafter.
The money god has in his pinch
    Our good old Yankee Doodle ;
And Satan has a timelock cinch
    Upon the whole capoodle.

__J. M. Cavaness.

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