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Benjamin Franklin King

(17 March 1857 - 7 April 1894 / St. Joseph, Michigan)

Poems of Benjamin Franklin King

1. How Often 1/1/2004
2. If I should die 12/31/2002
3. Injun Summah 12/31/2002
4. The Pessimist 12/31/2002
5. Toboggan 12/31/2002

The Pessimist

1 Nothing to do but work,
2 Nothing to eat but food,
3 Nothing to wear but clothes
4 To keep one from going nude.

5 Nothing to breathe but air
6 Quick as a flash 't is gone;
7 Nowhere to fall but off,
8 Nowhere to stand but on.

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