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I must share this with everyone. Yes, it is a takeoff on a poem by Ogden Nash, but it also took a lot of talent to produce. I love it!

Lots of people are richer than me,
Yet pay a slenderer tax;
Their annual levies seem to wane
While their incomes seem to wax.
Lots of people with lots of stocks
Can indulge every passing fancy;
I’ve cashed my ultimate Savings Stamp —
But nobody else has Nancy.

Lots of people are stronger than me,
And greater athletic menaces;
They poise like gods on diving boards
And win their golfs and tennises.
Lots are blessed with charm and grace
From their earliest infancy,
While I was born with galoshes on —
But nobody else has Nancy.

Lots of people are wiser than me,
And carry within their cranium
The implications of Stein and Joyce
And the properties of uranium.
They know the mileage to every star
And the meaning of “necromancy”;
I’m inclined to believe that the world is flat -
But nobody else has Nancy.

Speaking of wisdom and wealth and grace —
As recently I have dared to —
There are lots of people compared to whom
I’d rather not be compared to.
There are people I ought to wish I was;
But I know without hesitancy,
I prefer to continue my life as me —
For nobody else has Nancy.
 
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Thank you, my darling.
 
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Shufitz was born with galoshes on? Yeah, well, it WAS wet in there!

Great job! Oh, and congratulations!
 
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He is a sweetie, for sure.
 
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