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Published:February 20th, 2012 10:29 EST
Happy Birthday George Washington From The Student Operated Press

Happy Birthday George Washington From The Student Operated Press

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Happy Birthday George Washington From The Student Operated Press George

Washington`s Birthday: Wondering

By Bobbi Katz b. 1933 Bobbi Katz

I wonder what I would have said
if my dad asked me,
"Son, do you know who cut down
my pretty cherry tree?"
I think I might have closed my eyes
and thought a little bit
about the herds of elephants
I`d seen attacking it.
I would have heard the rat-a-tat
of woodpeckers, at least,
or the raging roar of a charging boar
or some such other beast!
Perhaps a hippopotamus
with nothing else to do
had wandered through our garden
and stopped to take a chew.
We all know George said,
"Father, I cannot tell a lie."
Yet I can`t help but wonder ...
Did he really try?

Bobbi Katz, George Washington`s Birthday. " Copyright © 1992 by Bobbi Katz. Reprinted with the permission of the author.

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