The following poem appeared in the Logan Banner of Logan, WV, on August 7, 1928. The author was Fred Durham, address unknown.
THE RAINBOW END
At the end of every rainbow,
So we always have been told,
If we find its termination
Sits a pot of virgin gold.
There are those who take it serious
And their entire talent bend
To a lifelong ceaseless searching
For the fleeting rainbow end.
Some are harmless near Micawbers.
Some of lawless dangerous trend.
But they all have one objective
The entrancing rainbow’s end.
Some there are who hear the story
With a tolerant knowing smile,
Knowing that these little stories
Help to make life more worthwhile.
And to them life in its fullness
Will an untold blessing lend
They seek not but find contentment
At the phantom rainbow end.
This poem was brought to The Banner office last week either by the author or some one else who deemed it worth publishing. The editor, though knowing little indeed of the technique of versification, thinks it meritorious in several essential respects.