Stephen Leacock

(30 December 1869 – 28 March 1944 / Hampshire, England)

Stephen Leacock Poems

1. Oh! Mr. Malthus! 1/3/2003
2. The Social Plan 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Stephen Leacock

The Social Plan

I know a very tiresome Man
Who keeps on saying, "Social Plan."
At every Dinner, every Talk
Where Men foregather, eat or walk,
No matter where, -- this Awful Man
Brings on his goddam Social Plan.

The Fall in Wheat, the Rise in Bread,
The social Breakers dead ahead,
The Economic Paradox
That drives the Nation on the rocks,
The Wheels that false Abundance clogs --
And frightens us from raising Hogs, --
This dreary field, the Gloomy Man
Surveys and hiccoughs, Social Plan.

Till simpler Men begin to find
His croaking aggravates ...

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