Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Barefoot Boys

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Blessings on thee, little man,
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Barefoot boy, with cheek of tan!
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With thy turned-up pantaloons,
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And thy merry whistled tunes;
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With thy red lip, redder still
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Kissed by strawberries on the hill;
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With the sunshine on thy face,
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Through thy torn brim’s jaunty grace;
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Ah! that thou couldst know thy joy,
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Ere it passes, barefoot boy!
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Blessings on the barefoot boys!

by John Greenleaf Whittier

Hugs & Kisses from Charmaine