Gelett Burgess

(30 January 1866 – 18 September 1951 / Boston, Massachusetts)

I'D Rather Have Habits Than Clothes - Poem by Gelett Burgess

I'd Rather Have Habits Than Clothes,
For that's where my intellect shows.
And as for my hair,
Do you think I should care
To comb it at night with my toes?

I'd rather have ears than a nose,
I'd rather have fingers than toes,
But as for my hair:
I'm glad it's all there;
I'll be awfully sad when it goes.

I wish that my Room had a Floor;
I don't so much care for a Door,
But this walking around
Without touching the ground
Is getting to be quite a bore!


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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010



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