Plan Ahead – 1956

In whatever you would do
You must always think it through.

When you start to write a verse,
Be it long or be it terse,

Please be careful all the time
To always have in mind a rhyme,

One with meaning, one with sense,
One that’s in the proper tense.

Or you’ll be faced with something preposterous
Like having to end your pome with rhinosterous.

PH

Stewart Manor—Garden City Couples’ Club
Christmas 1956

(desk sign “PLAN AHEAD”)

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