Poetry of Kansas

Variety-The Spice Of Life

Variety-The Spice of Life,
We know this well in Kansas.
Though we make noise, there's little strife
Out here in Sunny Kansas.
Here some raise corn and others, wheat
To feed the world; for all must eat
And some folks raise the sugar beet,
      You can't beat these in Kansas!
Variety---The Spice of Life
Both hogs and sheep boost Kansas,
And Texas cattle, they run rife
On Bluestem grass in Kansas.
But if too slow or hard the toil,
There's wealth here down beneath the soil!
Just take a chance and drill for oil!
      This often wins in Kansas!
Variety, is good-we say,
We have it here in Kansas.
And even on Election Day,
Count votes as cast, in Kansas!
So, if industrious and fair
Can give and takeare on the square
You can't beat Kansas anywhere.
      The glad-hand's yours, in Kansas.

__Ed Blair


Random Rhymes
Ed Blair
(Spring Hill, Kansas: New Era Publishing Co. 1939)
Page 48

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