Poetry of Kansas

My Little Sister.

My little sister had everything,
    Everything in the world--
Blue eyes, dimples, pink cheeks,
    And her hair curled.

She played forward at basket-ball,
    And shot ducks from cover.
She had a sweet rose-colored hat,
    And a tall lover.

All her life she had everything,
    Plenty and more than plenty.
She did not need a perfect death--
    Death at twenty.

May Williams Ward
page 13
(Atlanta: The Bozart Press. 1929)

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August 28, 2004 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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