Author of The Runaway in Oz, The Wonder City of Oz, Lucky Bucky in Oz, etc.
Originally published in the Philadelphia North American, May 26, 1906.
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THE FORGETFUL POET
By Ruth Plumly Thompson
Originally published in the Philadelphia Public Ledger, September 15, 1918.
The Forgetful Poet
I've been, my dears - so so and so -
And really had the most
Delightful summer, though at times
I thought that I should -------!
My, how the time does ------- around.
Of course, I'm pleased as -------
To find myself at home again
And coming through the -------.
I ------- forgot to write you
Any verses my mis-------.
Pshaw! now, as a rememberer
I surely take the -------!
Be good and sweet and smart at school;
Don't make the teacher cross,
And be respectful to grown-ups
And never give them -------.
That's all that I can think of now,
So I'll proceed to -------
These verses short and make for port,
Three kisses 'fore I stop.
(The dear fellow says that all the blanks are things to eat!)
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