Ima Ryma Poems
A Dog Of Few Words
A clerk said, 'Next in line - this way.'
A dog spoke up, 'I guess I am.'
'What can we do for you today? '
'I want to send a telegram.'
The clerk handed the dog a note.
'You'll have to write it out somehow.'
The dog took pen in teeth and wrote,
'Bow wow wow, bow wow wow, bow wow.'
The clerk read what the dog had penned.
'One to ten words have the same fees.'
'There's eight words now, so you can send'
'Another 'bow wow' if you please.'
'No, ' the dog said, 'Just between us, '
'One more would sound ridiculous.'
Re Morse Incentive
Samuel Morse by mail received
News that his beloved wife had died,
Too late to say goodbye, he grieved,
By news too slow, he'd been denied.
In later years he did invent
The Morse Code with the telegraph,
So important news could be sent
In time of the essence behalf.
A wire from Washington, D.C.