The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #1720463
Posted By: Rapparee
17-Apr-06 - 03:54 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Gather ye BS while ye may,        
Old MOAB is still a-flying:        
And this same truth that smiles to-day        
To-morrow may be lying.        

The glorious lamp of heaven, our Mom
The higher she 's a-getting,        
And not one of her kids is dumb,        
And never she'll be setting.        

That age was good which is the first,        
When youth and blood were warmer;        
But being spent, she had not cursed        
And mellow now, a charmer.         

Then be not coy, but waste your time,        
And while ye may, post MOAB,        
For having lost but once your prime,        
Ye may be forever slow, Ab.

            --Robert Hatrack: Pomes Old and Newish (Hartford: Blavatsky and Smith, 1878)