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Three States

Of all the states, but three will live in story;
Old Massachusetts with her Plymouth Rock,
And old Virginia, with her noble stock,
And Sunny Kansas with her woes and glory;
These three will live in song and oratory,
While all the others, with their idle claims,
Will only be remembered as mere names.

___Eugene F. Ware

 
Sunflowers, A Book of Kansas Poems
Selected by Willard Wattles
page 4
(Chicago: A. C. McClurg. 1916)
 
September 19, 2001 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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