Poetry of Kansas

What's In A Name

Mamie and Mabel and Mary and Grace,
They went off to school in a very swell place
In a week came a letter signed "Your own Mayme
I'm having a time and I know you don't blayme."
The second young miss on a postcard wrote "May-
        belle"
And added "I'll send more as soon as I'm aybelle.
Some other folks heard from their darling Marie
Who was happy, she said, as a bird on a trie.
And last but not least came a message from Grayce
Who said "I am firmly attached to this playce."

__Albert Stroud.

 

Verdigris Valley Verse
Albert Stroud
(Coffeyville, Kansas: The Journal Press. 1917)
Page 119

 
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