Benjamin Franklin King

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

Benjamin Franklin King Poems

1. Injun Summah 12/31/2002
2. Toboggan 12/31/2002
3. How Often 1/1/2004
4. If I Should Die 12/31/2002
5. The Pessimist 12/31/2002
Best Poem of Benjamin Franklin King

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.

9 Nothing to comb but hair,
10 Nowhere to sleep but in bed,
11 Nothing to weep but tears,
12 Nothing to bury but dead.

13 Nothing to sing but songs,
14 Ah, well, alas! alack!
15 Nowhere to go but out,
16 Nowhere to come but ...

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