Youngsters; Collected Poems Of Childhood

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byBurges Johnson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...of my tiny self. MAKIN' THINGS Whenever Christmas time comes round it really doesn't take Much money, 'cause the folks prefer the presents that I make. And so, for days and days before, I saw and pound and glue, A-making things and planning who's the best to give 'em to. But sometimes I get thinking that I'd really like it more If folks would only use the things for what I make 'em for! A RECOLLECTION When we was visitin' a farm I begged an' begged an' maybe squealed, (I didn't see how it could harm) To just run barefoot in a field. Until at last the lady said They'd better let me go ahead. It was so stubbully that each Poor foot got hurtin' right away; Still I was bound that I would reach A haystack an' pertend to play. But I just cried against the stack For somebody to fetch me back. My brother only stood an' laughed! I might uv caught my death-o-cold Away out there in all that draught, 'Cause I am only eight years old. But sometimes seems zif older folks 'L laugh at things that isn't jokes. THE FIRST VALENTINE I'd like to write a valentine--Not like the kind one sees about; It mustn't have a single line That folks could ever tease about. It mustn't be all hearts and birds 'And paper lace--the sissy kind; I don't want any silly words--The lovey, dovey, kissy kind. But certainly it mustn't be A cheap and common penny one, And it must sort of make her see I like her best of anyone! COUGHS They say little boys Who are making a noise Are doing just what you'd expect. But I wish I could cough Without starting folks off--It has a most dreadful effect! I can whistle and call, I can whoop in the hall, I can pound on a pan with a stone,--And the folks might be nice; But if I cough twice Then nobody lets me alone. I can say I'm a bear, I can...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...of my tiny self. MAKIN' THINGS Whenever Christmas time comes round it really doesn't take Much money, 'cause th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217421091

ISBN - 13:9780217421096

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