Poetry of Kansas
 

Our Soldier Boys At Home

Said Uncle Sam, "I know that all
    My soldiers will not be
Fighting on the battle fields,
    Across the briny sea.
 
"Many a brave, true hearted lad
    In France will not be seen,
They'll never fire a cannon
    Or chase a submarine.
 
"I need some brave men here at
      home,
    Ten million strong and true,
To work on farms for Uncle Sam,
    There's lots that they can do.
 
"The farmers and the factory men
    Are just as badly needed,
For if we keep an army there
    They must be clothed and fed.
 
"All hail to loyal farmers!
    Let us clasp their hand and say,
'We're glad you're on the farm boys,
    You're needed there today.
 
"Brave boys, we know you're not
      afraid;
    You only want to do
Your best for Uncle Sam
    And we doff our hats to you.'"

__Nettie Squire Sutton.

A Book of Poems
Nettie Squire Sutton
(Minneapolis, KS: Messenger Press. n.d.)
Page 42
 

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