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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

 

Kansas City's Union Station

UNION STATION

There is sorrow, there is laughter,
As they meet beyond its doors;
There are handclasps and embraces,
When some leave for foreign shores.

There is every rank and color
As they hurry to their trains;
Uniforms and vivid dresses;
Blushing maidens and their swains.

There is beauty in the structure;
There is grandeur without ration;
There is hospitality in
Kansas City's Union Station.

--Lizzie Fellows Heckart.

 

UNION STATION DOORS

The station doors beat tempo fast or slow,
       Pulsing to the throngs of kindred lands;
In sentient greeting they swing to and fro.
       The heart of the Mid West that understands,
       Welcomes the clasp of warm and constant hands;
All day and night, a panorama view,
As Gateway sentries see the travelers through.

--Grace Gladman Orme.

 

UNION STATION

 
A mother stood there waiting,
       A soldier train was due;
She scanned the crowd for hours,
       Her boy was passing through.

When she could wait no longer
       She rushed right past the guards,
And ran on down the passage
       To search out in the yards.

But, at the very moment
       His rank marched in he vowed
He saw his mother running,
       Then lost her in the crowd.

A brown-eyed sturdy soldier
       Was routed for his base,
But when he missed his mother
       The tears ran down his face.
Oh, why had she not waited,
       And stood in just one place?

--Etta Gruen Dobbie.

 

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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