Poetry of Kansas

Children Yet.

As children we were told to seek
    The rainbow's golden treasure,
And now, with wrinkles on the cheek,
    Fates mock us at their pleasure.
They tell us of great fortunes made,
    In stock and bond and mortgage;
Our hard-earned cash is freely paid,
  And what we get is-shortage.
The most of us are children yet,
    Just grown a little bigger;
We swarm the traps by schemers set,
    And pull the little trigger.
__J. M. Cavaness.

Jayhawker Juleps
J. M. Cavaness
(Chanute: Tribune Pub. Co. 1913)
Page 86

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