The Barber [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921.]

The Barber

I’d like to be a barber, and learn to shave and clip,
Calling out, “Next please!” and pocketing my tip.
All day I’d hear my scissors going, “Snip, Snip, Snip”;
I’d lather people’s faces, and their noses I would grip
While I shaved most carefully along the upper lip.
But I wouldn’t be a barber if . . . .
The razor was to slip.

Would you?

C. J. Dennis. A Book for Kids, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, [1921], page 105

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