Article link: Police shut down illegal lemonade stand
The Midway cops performed a raid
On girls who smuggled lemonade
From home to street, and then displayed
The nerve to sell what they conveyed.
They should have, I’m afraid, delayed
Attempts to sell their lemonade,
At least until they first had paid
For permits to engage in trade.
The cops themselves would not be swayed
From shutting down our young brigade,
For every law must be obeyed
Regardless of one’s age or grade.
The chief opined the lemonade
Was almost certainly homemade,
And could the public health degrade
Each time another sale was made.
The children are, of course, dismayed
To have their business venture stayed.
They seek employment as an aide
To widows, as a lady’s maid.
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