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PETA PELLACH
Sam’s Plan

There once was a wordsmith called Sam,
Who thought up a devious plan:
If he started a club
He could be at the hub,
Yet no one could call it a scam.

The right time would be yom shlishi,
When there’s nothing to watch on TV.
For those who love words,
Whether cool guys or nerds,
The game Scrabble’s the top of the tree!

The words started coming fast and loose,
Like SFORZATO, CATARRH and VERJUICE.
When the bingos were polled,
YTTRIUM took home gold —
The best seven tiles could produce.

For 30 years we’ve come along,
Though sadly now our Sam has gone,
With our Protiles and clocks,
It’s a school of hard knocks,
Where the Word List is just never wrong!