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  1. A Father To His Son

    A father sees his son nearing manhood.
    What shall he tell that son?
    "Life is hard; be steel; be a rock."
    And this might stand him for the storms

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  3. Father

    My father knows the proper way
    The nation should be run;
    He tells us children every day
    Just what should now be done.

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  4. Midnight In The Pantry

    You can boast your round of pleasures, praise the sound of popping corks,
    Where the orchestra is playing to the rattle of the forks,
    And your after-opera dinner you may think superbly fine,
    But that can’t compare, I’m certain, to the joy that’s always mine

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  6. Mother To Son

    Well, son, I'll tell you:
    Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
    It's had tacks in it,
    And splinters,

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    I was not a very good student when I was in school. I did the minimal amount of work required, retained little and barely paid attention. In 1965, my 8th grade English teacher read MOTHER TO...

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  7. A Cradle Song

    Sweet dreams form a shade
    O'er my lovely infant's head;
    Sweet dreams of pleasant streams
    By happy, silent, moony beams.

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    Family where life begins and love never ends.

  8. My Papa's Waltz

    The whiskey on your breath
    Could make a small boy dizzy;
    But I hung on like death:
    Such waltzing was not easy.

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  10. One Sister Have I In Our House

    One Sister have I in our house,
    And one, a hedge away.
    There's only one recorded,
    But both belong to me.

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  11. Nurse's Song

    When the voices of children are heard on the green,
    And laughing is heard on the hill,
    My heart is at rest within my breast,
    And everything else is still.

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    It's so great. I read this poem when I was in 7th grade. I love it so much.

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