Poetry from the Heart
Give the gift of love and friendship
What's In a Name?
A couple in Maine, so goes the tale
Had babies three and each one a male.
But, dismayed and upset
They resolved to beget
A daughter and prayed not to fail.
"We will honor both Nanas," they'd say.
Nine months later arrived, "Elsie Mae."
The poor babe had no voice
To protest such a choice
But her wails could be heard miles away.
It seems Borden's was pleased, so we heard,
A fine 'Elsie' they had in their herd,
They promoted the name
Into nation-wide fame
So well-known it became a catch- word.
The girl child rebelled, so it's said
And each Borden commercial she'd shred.
Small wonder the lass
Wept, "it's crass and not class!"
And dubbed herself, L.C, instead.
© 2007 Elsie O'Day