Swat The Fly
: Keep-well Stories For Little Folks
S is for Sunshine, keeps nature clean,
And makes Mr. Fly feeble and lean.
W is for Waste, where the fly breeds,
The fouler, the better it suits his needs.
A is for Anything dirty and vile,
On which the children may spend a short while.
T is for Typhoid, whose best friend is the fly,
es thousands to sicken and hundreds to die.
T is for Trouble he brings to us all,
From Spring's early green until far into Fall.
H is for Housewife, his unceasing foe,
Who traps, swats and otherwise brings him to woe.
E is for Energy she puts into work,
So long as there is one left she will never shirk.
F stands for Friends of which he has none,
If you look for his foes you may count me as one.
L stands for Labor, which is always well spent,
If it keeps Mr. Fly from enjoying content.
Y stands for You, who will help in the task,
Kill each fly you can is all we ask.