The Pieman by C.J. Dennis


I’d like to be a pieman, and ring a little bell,
Calling out, “Hot pies! Hot pies to sell!”
Apple-pies and Meat-pies, Cherry-pies as well,
Lots and lots and lots of pies – more than you can tell.
Big, rich Pork-pies! Oh, the lovely smell!
But I wouldn’t be a pieman if …
I wasn’t very well.
Would you?


Source:  A Book for Kids, 1921


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