Poetry of Kansas

My Mother

In the cemetery at Boonville, Missouri
Where the flowers gently wave
Lies the one I love so dearly
In her silent lonely grave.
Peaceful be your sleep, dear mother,
It is sweet to breathe your name,
In life I loved so dearly,
In death I do the same.
Fifty-two years ago you left me,
How I miss you, mother, dear,
And I remember all your kindness
As I drop a silent tear.

The Plains Poems in Kansas
J. P. Dunn
(Independence: --. 19??)
page 10

 
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