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This poem is often wrongly thought to be by Robert W Service. It is published here to the memory of Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, its rightful father.
An Evening with the Bard of the Yukon, July 18 th 2003 at 20.30pm in the Town-Hall of Lancieux, Brittany.
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Successful Failure

Published by Susan on 08/08/2003 (2975 reads)
I wonder if successful men...

I wonder if successful men
        Are always happy?
And do they sing with gusto when
        Springtime is sappy?
Although I am of snow-white hair
        And nighly mortal,
Each time I sniff the April air
              I chortle.

I wonder if a millionaire
        Jigs with enjoyment,
Having such heaps of time to spare
        For daft employment.
For as I dance the Highland Fling
        My glee is muckle,
And doping out new songs to sing
              I chuckle.

I wonder why so soon forgot
        Are fame and riches;
Let cottage comfort be my lot
        With well-worn britches.
As in a pub a poor unknown,
        Brown ale quaffing,
To think of all I'll never own,--
              I'm laughing.

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