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Highlights of Kansas City ~ Poems about the Places We Love

  HIGH LIGHTS  of  KANSAS CITY  

 

Illustrated Poems about the
Places We Love

 

Independence, Missouri:  Queen City of the Trails

"QUEEN CITY OF THE TRAILS"

(Independence, Missouri, home of President Truman)

 
She is a matriarch who sits a bit aside;
She does not scorn, nor does she seek a social place.
She never knew a fear.  Her heritage and life
And such serene security possesses her.
Her heart is open to the poor, the strange, the lost.
Her steps full often lead her to the church and school;
Her body bends in prayer with all her young and old.
Sometimes in gayety she glides in dance or play.
She burns the midnight oil in search of basic truth,
And rises at the break of day to sweat and toil.

No one is great to her, no one too small to note.
Her children bring their willows and their laurels home;
She calls the family to weep or celebrate.
One son has reached the highest post the nation holds;
She spread her banquet table with her best, brought forth
Her drum, but it was in the quiet twilight hour
When home and family held him, she liked him best;
To her he is her son, a solemn boy.
The diadem she wears with grace is godliness;
The diamond on her hand is service to mankind.

--Susan C. Chiles.

 

Highlights of Kansas City ~ Poems about the Places We Love

  HIGH LIGHTS  of  KANSAS CITY  

Illustrated Poems about the
Places We Love

Copyright 1945 by Mrs. G. L. Fullington.

 

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