Top Ten of American Poetry                                                                               Nanao Sakaki



The United States themselves are essentially

                              the greatest poem. –––Walt Whitman

The government of the people, by the people,

                              for the people. –––Thomas Jefferson

You deserve a break today. –––McDonald's


Where science gets down to business. –––Rockwell International

Kick the letter habit. –––Bell System

Crime hits everybody. Everybody oughta hit back.

                              –––Chicago Crime Commission

Without chemicals life itself would be impossible.


I think America's future is black, coal black.

                              –––Atlantic Richfield Company

Have a Coke and a smile. –––Coca Cola

Private property–––No trespassing–––Dead end road.


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