Poetry of Kansas

To My Son.

I speak for the generations that
        are you:
A line of battle fading down the
To the far rim of memory, where
Heroic shapes against oblivion.
For you a thousand generations
'Gainst ancient wrongs, and grap-
        pled with beliefs,
They wrested freedom from both
        kings and gods
And forged the pattern of a fear-
        less soul.
You are the newest blossom of the
You are the sum of all the eons
You are the travail and the sacrifice
Of countless lives that were, and
        now are you.

__Elizabeth N. Barr.

The High Winds of Home
Elizabeth N. Barr
(Olathe: privately published. 1922)
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