Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE TIDES AT PANAMA, by JOHN BANISTER TABB

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THE TIDES AT PANAMA, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: As effort gigantic
Last Line: "to prevent trust-promotion."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Panama Canal; Presidents, United States; Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919); Canal Zone

"As effort gigantic,"
Exclaims the Atlantic,
"Is making, to wed us by force."
"Indeed, 'tis terrific,"
Replies the Pacific,
"But cannot we get a divorce?

For Teddy
Is ready
To sanction an ocean
Whose aim
Is a claim
To prevent Trust-promotion."

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