Here's what he wrote:
"Practicing for next year's poetry contest: Roses are red, Violets are blue, coal is from heaven, and it is awesome too."
This inspired me to invite my fellow West Virginians to take part in an Acceptable Poem Contest in which we write pro-coal poetry that would be permissible to read aloud in public places in West Virginia. Here's what I came up with:
Once upon a midnight dreary,Any takers?
coal kept the lights on.