||A Cattle Plague
||Humerous/ Funny Poems
||John Bannister Tabb
|John Bannister Tabb (1845-1909)was an accomplished poet and educater, born near Richmond, Virginia.
|"What ails you?" tenderly I spoke
To a dejected calf.
He answered, "At a killing joke
I'm dying, sir, to laugh.
They little know, who lightly jest,
The agony of fun suppressed."