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Gelett Burgess Poems

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by Burgess, Gelett
 The meanest trick I ever knew
Was one I know you never do.
I saw a Goop once try to do it,
And there was nothing funny to it.
He pulled a chair...Read More



by Burgess, Gelett
 I never saw a purple cow,
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one!...Read More

by Burgess, Gelett
 AN ALPHABET OF FAMOUS GOOPS.
Which you 'll Regard with Yells and Whoops.
Futile Acumen! 
For you Yourselves are Doubtless Dupes
Of Failings Such as Mar these Groups --
We all are Human!

1...Read More

by Burgess, Gelett
 I Wish that my Room had a Floor! 
I don't so Much Care for a Door, 
But this Crawling Around
Without Touching the Ground
Is Getting to be Quite a Bore!...Read More

by Burgess, Gelett
 I'm Sure every Word that you say is Absurd; 
I Say it's All Gummidge and Twaddle; 
You may Argue away till the 19th of May, 
But I don't like...Read More



by Burgess, Gelett
 I NEVER SAW A PURPLE COW,
I NEVER HOPE TO SEE ONE;
BUT I CAN TELL YOU, ANYHOW,
I'D RATHER SEE THAN BE ONE!...Read More

by Burgess, Gelett
 I Wish that my Room had a Floor! 
I don't so Much Care for a Door, 
But this Crawling Around
Without Touching the Ground
Is Getting to be Quite a Bore!...Read More

by Burgess, Gelett
 I'd Rather have Fingers than Toes; 
I'd Rather have Ears than a Nose; 
And As for my Hair, 
I'm Glad it's All There; 
I'll be Awfully Sad, when it...Read More

by Burgess, Gelett
 The Roof it has a Lazy Time
A-Lying in the Sun;
The Walls, they have to Hold Him Up;
They do Not Have Much Fun!...Read More

by Burgess, Gelett
 My Feet they haul me Round the House,
They Hoist me up the Stairs;
I only have to Steer them, and
They Ride me Everywheres!...Read More