A Suggestion Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A Suggestion

Rating: 3.1

As I go and shop, sir!
If a car I stop, sir!
Where you chance to sit,
And you want to read, sir!
Never mind or heed, sir!
I’ll not care a bit.

For it’s now aesthetic
To be quite athletic.
That’s our fad, you know.
I can hold the strap, sir!
And keep off your lap, sir!
As we jolting go.

If you read on blindly,
I shall take it kindly,
All the car’s not mine.
But, if you sit and stare, sir!
At my eyes and hair, sir!
I must draw the line.

If the stare is meant, sir!
For a compliment, sir!
As we jog through town,
Allow me to suggest, sir!
A woman oft looks best, sir!
When she’s sitting down.

Bernard F. Asuncion 02 July 2018

Such a great write by Ella Wheeler Wilcox👍👍👍

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Ruta Mohapatra 02 July 2018

Quite amusing! Thanks for sharing!

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Mahtab Bangalee 02 July 2018

something sarcastic............

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The Truth 02 July 2018

Poem Hunter supports Child Molesters.

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Edward Kofi Louis 02 July 2018

I must draw the line! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Adrian Flett 02 July 2018

A fun and sarcastic view of a rude ill-mannered man.

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Upendra Upm 02 July 2018

brilliantly written with so simple language.

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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 02 July 2018

Nice write...so nice to read...

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
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