Cicely Fox Smith

(1 February 1882 – 8 April 1954 / Lymm, Cheshire)

Boys - Poem by Cicely Fox Smith

'B'ys is the divvle,' says Chips, says he,
'Plaguey young varmints as ever I see,
Nothin' but bother wherever they be;
B'ys is the divvle - the divvle!' says he.

'Monkeys is noisy an' parrots is worse;
Pigs while they're livin' 'ud make a man curse;
Wild beasts an' tame, you can keep 'em for me,
But b'ys, they're the divvle - the divvle!' says he.

'Pilgrims is quarrelsome, coolies as bad,
Passengers' questions 'ud drive a man mad;
Wherever there's wimmen there's trouble at sea,
But b'ys, they're the divvle - the divvle!' says he.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 30, 2010



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