Which is Johnny?
Whimpered Percy Emtinoddle,
“Why, if everybody tries,
I can’t hope to see my model
Decorated with a prize!”
Just because he was weak hearted,
Thought the path ahead too steep,
Quit the race before he started,
Petered out without a peep.
What said Johnny Upandcoming?
“Gee! Who cares how many try
When my brain with schemes is
Just you watch me, I’ll get by!”
So he worked with skill and cunning,
Days and days to win that prize,
‘Till his model, done and running,
Stood before his eager eyes.
When the judges in convention
Sat to judge the entries keen,
Johnny’s model their attention
Claimed the moment it was seen.
“Ah! See there!” ejaculated
All the judges in accord;
“Such a model should be slated
For a really big award.”
Don’t you think it somewhat funny,
Just because the fight looked hot,
Perc’ let Johnny take the money
That he might as well have got?