Bill Grace Poems

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421.
The Daily Doggerel - Age

When Gabby Hayes is more than name,
When clean public rest rooms are not academic
When honor over victory is no longer the province of party
When you see the miracle of movement of every limb
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422.
The Daily Doggerel - Age At Sixty-Six

When Gabby Hayes is more than name,
When clean public rest rooms are not academic
When honor over victory is no longer the province of party
When this list is growing.
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423.
The Daily Doggerel - Six Lines On A Growling Puppy

The puppy protests he is wrapped around a tree
Constraint of leash the reason he is not free
But growl he will and carry on with me
As he only understands it is I who move
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424.
Nietzsche’s Cross

425.
Black Friday – Good Friday

Black Friday did not sell:
A warm coat against the bitter snows of Valley Forge
Morphine for Gettysburg and Shiloh wounded
A patch of breathable air at Belleau Wood
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426.
Tour Of House Beautiful With Lunch

The Lady had twenty three stores
Yet she wanted more
I was too busy being impressed
To notice she was oppressed
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427.
Chance Encounter With The Young

Seated in the restaurant’s bar section
Early twenties they entered
He with nicely developing beard not yet full
She with breasts denying
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428.
Three Men Who Haunt A Poet

Haunted by three men I’ve never met
Jesus so famous yet to some more like a set
Thomas Moore lost his head to a King
Compared to his soul to him it was just a thing
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429.
Good Paper

If it is true Harvard will welcome my papers
I repent of any more poems being written upon cheap paper
Suspect Mother must be rejoicing that at last I am in
Despite the small matter of death’s admission
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430.
Title

The terrible thing about being addressed as 'Colonel'
Or any other thing of hierarchy
Is that about the number 1,000
You start to believe it.
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