Rotarians - (1927)

The Symbol
     The speaking at the Rotary is Praise devoid of Proof
     The talking at the Rotary turns mostly on the oof
     But both require an Emblem; and a Wheel is just the thing
     When you argue in a circle and do business in a Ring.
At a Rotarian Lunch
     Broken on another wheel than Rotary
     St. Catherine’s body set her spirit free
     Here rests the body that the soul may squirm
     In all joints broken to a jointless worm.
A Declaration of Dependence
     The Jeffersonian justice which
     Degenerate hucksters quote
     Republicans have had by right
     Rotarians by rote.
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