William Thomas Goodge

(1862 - 1909 / Australia)

A Bad Break - Poem by William Thomas Goodge

The preacher quoted, and the cranks
Among his congregation smiled,
"How sharper than a serpent's thanks
It is to have a toothless child."

He saw he erred, his eye grew wild,
He frowned upon the mirthful ranks:
"How toothless than a serpent's child
It is to have a sharper's thanks!"

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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