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Shoe Polish Style

Dedicated to Peter D. because he started the whole conversation.

I don't know style from shoe polish.
I've never really known.
I start to write and then I've found
The words I want have flown!

My words are stiff, the meter's wrong.
At best, I'll get a smile.
But after all is said and done
It might be worth the while.

I don't know style from shoe polish.
I don't know how it's done.
I start to write and then I find
I've had a bit of fun.

As long as I can make you smile,
Or maybe even grin,
I'll think of this as something good...
Like boot-black in a tin.