Poetry of Kansas

Could Not Live On A Hundred
A Month

When we tied up, my Sue and I
      We often had debated
The finances of families,
      And how we would be rated.
We thought we'd have a hundred plunks
      Each month to keep us going.
For I would hustle every day,
      And Sue would take in sewing.
Yes, we could live in style on that
      And save a little money,
For by and by (the rainy days),
      When times were not so sunny.
We've worked ten years___we're working yet,
      But still we're not a living
On any hundred plunks a month.
      We have a faint misgiving
That we can never do the thing,
      Though we are still a trying.
We've never made but sixty yet,
      And that's what keeps us sighing.

__Ed Blair.

Sunflower Siftings
Ed Blair
(Boston: The Gorham Press. 1914)
Page 67

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