or Reflections of a (Seldom) Sober Conscience
Seven pence and a peso, too,
Were all i had, and a soleless shoe,
To put my son through college.
But i didn’t get to the classifieds.
The cinema blue is what i spied
And there went a pence and a peso.
My threadbare coat was a sight to see
But the ladies there were nice to me
So there went two more pennies.
When they saw those two round Lincoln-heads
Their heads ’bout burst and they turn’d bright red
And they threw me out the window.
And there i lay with a swollen eye
When i heard behind an embarrassed sigh
And i ducked what i thought was coming.