Upton Sinclair, ed. (18781968).
The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest. 1915.
|Lines to a Pomeranian Puppy Valued at 3,500|
By Louis Untermeyer
(American poet, born 1885)
|OFTEN as I strain and stew,|
| Digging in these dirty ditches,|
|I have dared to think of you|
| You and all your riches.|
|Lackeys help you on and off;|| 5|
| And the bed is silk you lie in;|
|You have doctors when you cough,|
| Priests when you are dying.|
|Wrapt in soft and costly furs,|
| All sewed up with careful stitches,|| 10|
|You consort with proper curs|
| And with perfumed bitches.
|You dont sweat to struggle free,|
| Work in rags and rotting breeches|
|Puppy, have a laugh at me|| 15|
| Digging in the ditches!|