Poetry of Kansas

Tribute To Col. Theodore

Col. Roosevelt was a faithful friend
In our nation's adverse hour
He gave his sons, four brave boys,
To fight for the flag he loved.
He was an A. Lincoln type of man,
Believed all nations should be free,
For position, power or money,
He never bent a knee.
The voice of honest praise shall
In ages yet to rise,
His name will sparkle like a star
Beneath every nation's skies,
The lamp of clay may shatter
That holds the light of truth divine,
In memory Col. Roosevelt lives,
Wiser than his time.

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