“It is proposed to use this donation to purchase new wenches for our park as the present old ones are in a very dilapidated state”-Carrolton Chronicle, Ohio
The Lusty Parks of Ohio
Go forth my lusty wenches! The old streets are cold,
But the night is so young; go now to the Velvet Tango
Room, to the bearer of hasty men; there among,
I beckon you, to go onward with paths of shadow.
Go forth my lusty wenches! They should not scold,
For they see your ripe beauty and haggard glow.
Bargain the best of bill, for I know of your skilled tongue
To haggle a deal with your hasty, willing bedfellow.
Go forth my lusty wenches! Anyone undersold,
Will find untold pain beyond the day tomorrow.
Tell them now of a donation ensued and strung
To bring in new women of luscious beauty to bestow.
Go forth my lusty wenches! In silence you strolled
Through the pine dotted parks of the frosted Ohio.
Remember how you came here to be, still ever clung
To ideas of freedom, never seeing the bondage by woe.