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Jesse Had a Lisp, You See | A Poem by Donal Mahoney

Jesse was a common man
he never made a lot of money
he had a troubled marriage.

His wife left him for another man
he never saw his kids again.

Although he never wrote a book
he read hundreds of them
trying to solve riddles in his life.

But Jesse had a lisp, you see,
and others liked to laugh.

After he died last week
the undertaker poured his ashes
over the edge of an ocean cliff.

He liked to watch eagles dive
and carry away big fish.

Jesse was a common man
as are we whose whole is
greater than our parts.

But Jesse had a lisp, you see,
and others liked to laugh.

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