The Lack by C.J. Dennis

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The Bergavenny (Wales) guardians have established a "modern home," costing £8000, where tramps can lie in bed and push a bell to summon an attendant.  There will be hot baths and showers, with hot suppers, which can be taken in bed if the inmate is not well.

"This is the life!" said Dusty Dan --
"This is the life to hand a man!
My happy way is strewn with flowers;
But why waste money on the showers?

"The hard cash wasted on that bath
Might yet make pleasanter my path,
If wisely spent on bottled beer
And motor cars to fetch us here!"

First published in The Sun-News Pictorial, 15 March 1927

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