Poetry of Kansas
 

To Our Soldiers in Blue.

The billows of war are turned back from the,
        strand
    Now the day-dream of peace lulls the soul
        into slumber.
The red hand of strife is at rest in the land,
    And our souls unto God breathe in prayers
        without number.
 
The sharp pangs at parting from those whom
        we cherished
    Are eased, and our bosoms may peacefully rest.
Our prayers and our tears for the dear ones who
        perished.
    All praise unto God whom our cause has so
        blest.
 
The fair isle of Cuba lay prostrate in grief,
    Her liberty strangled by Spain's tyrant hand;
But our brave boys rushed manfully to the relief
    And now she stands free as our own blessed
        land.
 
To the flower of our hope, to our soldiers in blue,
    A welcome, glad welcome, again to our home.
All honor and glory forever be due.
    In triumph our conquering heroes have come.
 
'Tis enough, we have peace, and our brave boys,
        before us,
    Return to the hearts who have loved them so
        true.
'Triumphant they bear that proud flag, stream-
        ing o'er us.
    All hail to the cause of the Red White and
        Blue!

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman

 

Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)
Pages 120-121

 
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