Gelett Burgess

(30 January 1866 – 18 September 1951 / Boston, Massachusetts)

The Goops


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 from under me
As I was sitting down; but he
Was sent to bed, and rightly, too.
It was a horrid thing to do!

Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003

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