The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2958269
Posted By: Rapparee
04-Aug-10 - 04:10 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Too late! Too soon! The bell doth toll
And with its tolling bellows
That all flesh is grass and grass is flesh
When we go to join our fellows.

It matters not how much we wrote
Or what trouble we gave others;
What matters then is only that
What we did when we had our druthers.

How much did we support dear Mom?
Did we act as brothers and sisters?
Or did we sit upon our rears
Until our cheeks had blisters?

For far beyond that Forty Kay
Gleams the City on the Hill
Of Fifty Kay, or Sixty Kay!
If we're willing to foot the bill.

So teach your sons and daughters well
About our sweet old Mom
For it's better that they do post here
Than go out and drop some bomb.

          --L. Annie Orfant, Songs of Peace and Innocence
            (Watson-Upon-Holmes: Beastly, Whorly, and Snotgross, 1837)