Poetry of Kansas

Give A Smile

    Just give a smile;
'Twill give the blood a richer hue,
The eye a brighter brown or blue,
And make your friends more kind and true;___
    Just try it; 'tis worth while.
    Just give a hearty laugh,
If you would expurgate the bile
Of jealousies that life defile,
And ailments various and vile;
    Naught better can you quaff.
    Just give a loud guffaw,
If you would feel within the thrill,
That all the blue-hued microbes kill,
And cures instanter many an ill,
    In liver, lung or maw.

__J. M. Cavaness.

Jayhawker Juleps, 3rd Ed.
J. M. Cavaness
(Chanute: Tribune Pub. Co. 1913)
Page iv

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