It Could Be Verse by Col. Stoopnagle

Of music he knew not a note

When nine years old, but then,

He studied hard, and in ONE YEAR

This gifted boy was ten!


I have a snowplow airplane

That flies a mile a minute.

Then when the snow falls down, it has

A path already in it.


Somebody won the Inventors' Prize,

But I, I'm sure, it wasn't;

My invention looks like an umbrella, but ain't,

For when it looks like rain, but doesn't.


[From Parade, circa 1940's]


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