Poetry of Kansas

Pass A Resolution.

When some great work's to be done,
    Or reforms are needed,
Or some big achievement won,
    For which men have pleaded;
Or there is a mighty call
    For an institution,
That will be a boon to all___
    Pass a resolution.
If one has not been a shirk
    In the line of duty,
But has always done his work,
    With an eye to beauty;
To the sum of human weal
    Made his contribution,
Put upon the deed this seal___
    Pass a resolution.
If a little popinjay,
    Thru some foolish boosting,
Gets inordinately gay,
    By too lofty roosting,
And needs for his swelling crown
    Drastic absolution,
With a thump Just let him down___
    Pass a resolution.
Hot air now is very cheap,
    If old Sol's the heater;
High positions bad men reap
    Thru the gay repeater;
Do not let your feelings rile,
    Have a colloeution;
Smoothe it over with a smile___
    Pass a resolution.
All our rights are trampled on
    By the upper classes;
We are not much better than
    Antiquated asses;
We make speeches very fine,
    Long on elocution,
Then with countenance benign___
    Pass a resolution.
__J. M. Cavaness.

Jayhawker Juleps
J. M. Cavaness
(Chanute: Tribune Pub. Co. 1913)
Page 53

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