"Eats" by C.J Dennis

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The only idea that State members have of spending the £50,000 Federal gift is to build kitchens and a dining-room.

When Willie gets a penny piece
   Straight to the lollie-shop he flies,
And, heartened by his wealth's increase,
   Reviews the stock with bulging eyes.

And so it is thro' all our lives,
   Till Death declares the tale complete;
Man ever toils and yearns and strives
   With eyes on something good to eat.

With little child or stout M.P.
   Old Nature varies not her plan;
When either has the £.s.d.
   His thoughts fly to the inner man.

First published in The Sun-News Pictorial, 6 October 1927

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