Poetry of Kansas

Mother

M stands for May, that month in the year,
    When we sing the praises of Mother so dear;
O stands for "offer" of help we should give
    To Mother and Father as long as we live;
T stands for "trials" that Mother dear bears--
    It is only our Mother who our sorrow shares.
H stands for Home and Happiness too,
    That we cherish in life where ever we go;
E stands for "elbows" we'll use in the fight
    To keep Mother happy, with eye shining bright;
R stands for "roses" we all want to strew
    In life's busy pathy for all Mothers
          and you

The Plains Poems in Kansas
J. P. Dunn
(Independence: --. 19??)
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April 22, 2005 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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  A service of the Kansas State Library To keep Mother happy, with eye shining bright;
R stands for "roses" we all want to strew In life's busy pathway for all Mothers and you.

The Plains Poems in Kansas
J. P. Dunn
(Independence: --. 19??)
Page 45

 
Kansas:  Poetry  History  Towns  Counties  Colleges  Libraries  Museums

April 22, 2005 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

Blue Skyways Kansas on the Net   Visit the Home Page for Kansas
  A service of the Kansas State Library