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My family’s aluminum canoe,

Was something I wanted to do…

But a girl said “no”

She would not go,

Even one wet shirt wouldn’t do!

By myself I couldn’t lift

And maneuver the family gift…

E’en though we’d marry

She refused to carry,

Our canoe o’er a single portage lift!

So, I had to leave it there,

Less chances of mountain lake air…

I’m up a creek

With no canoe of which to speak,

With my cane, forest walking takes care!

–J. Caswell

IMAGE:  a Grumman aluminum canoe similar to our family’s.