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Catalog Number 2003.90.41
Object Name Poem
Accession number 2003.90
Description Two typed poems. The first is titled : The Sou's Soliloquy"/

I used to be a common sou,
A piece of copper kale,
With not a thing on earth to do
But change at every sale.

A soldier got me yesterday
And said, "I'll bet my Lou,
Who lives three thousand miles away,
Has never seen a sou".

He had me dipped in melted gold,
Which I begun to fear,
Until he said, "Aw, shut your head,
That's only 'sou-veneer'".

(A "sou" was a bronze coin in France, worth either 5 or 10 cents.)

The second is titled "Can you eat a Cherry Pie? Billy Boy?." This poem is about missing home cooking.
Date n.d.
Subjects World War I
Scale 1 inch = 10 miles