Benny Said, Ruby Said

By J. Patrick Lewis b. 1942
Benny said
To Ruby Lee,
“M-A-R-R-Y M-E!”
Ruby said,
To Benny,
“Ben, wouldn't
That be F-U-N?”

Benny said,
“My Ruby Lee,
We will W-E-D
Only if you let me K-
I-S-S you
Every day!”

J. Patrick Lewis, "Benny Said, Ruby Said" from The Bookworm’s Feast, published by Penguin Putnam, Inc. Copyright © 1999 by J. Patrick Lewis. Reprinted by permission of Curtis Brown, Ltd. (US).

Source: The Bookworm’s Feast (Penguin Books, 1999)

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Poet J. Patrick Lewis b. 1942

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

Subjects Living, Marriage & Companionship, Youth, Love, First Love, Infatuation & Crushes

 J. Patrick Lewis

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Former Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis grew up in Gary, Indiana and earned a BA at Saint Joseph’s College, an MA at Indiana University, and a PhD in economics at the Ohio State University. Lewis taught in the department of Business, Accounting and Economics at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, until 1998 when he became a full-time writer.

Lewis is the author of more than fifty books of poetry for children, which . . .

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SUBJECT Living, Marriage & Companionship, Youth, Love, First Love, Infatuation & Crushes

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

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