Poetry of Kansas


Ten hundred million home rejoiced
    'Twas the ending of the war!
A little boy with joyous heart
    Slipped softly out the door.
They found him on the barnyard fence
    Just talking to a pig.
The bright boy thought his heart would burst
    It had swelled so big.
And he shouted to his curl-tailed friend
    (He thought they were alone)
"Pig! Pig! the war is over!
    My daddy's coming home!"

Kansas Poets
Edited by May William Ward
(New York: Henry Harrison. 1935)
Page 73

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