Poetry of Kansas

Come Out West

Ye who are loitering
    Get busy today
While not any moment,
    In idleness away.
If business is slack
    Where you may abide
Come out to Kansas
    And with us glide.
In Kansas the wheat
    And alfalfa are Green
Where the happiest people
    On earth may be seen.
The young. and the old
The high and the low
Stand shoulder to shoulder
    Our watchword "see us grow."
Come in the autumn
    Come in the spring
Come in the summer
    And hear the birds sing.
Just keep on coming
    In sunshine or rain
And help drill for oil
    And garner the grain.
Come in the evening
    Or come in the morn
If you want to labor
In mine, factory or farm.
The oftener you come
    The greater the charm,
In production we're short
    But on consumption we're long.

The Plains Poems in Kansas
J. P. Dunn
(Independence: --. 19??)
Page 51

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