The Fool's Dilemma

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THE FOOL'S DILEMMA.

Ah, what I wrote on board and wall
With foolish heart, in foolish scrawl,
I meant but for their decoration!

Yet say you, "Fools' abomination!
Both board and wall require purgation,
And let no trace our eyes appal!"
 
Well, I will help you, as I can,
For sponge and broom are my vocation,
As critic and as waterman.

But when the finished work I scan,
I'm glad to see each learned owl
With "wisdom" board and wall defoul.



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This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

 
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