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Famous For Kids Poems by Famous Poets

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by Service, Robert William
When I must face the fray
 Of phoney peace!

When I must fend again
 In labour strife;
And toil with sweat and strain
 For kids and wife.
The world is so upset
 I battled for,
That grimly I regret
 The peace of war.

The wounds are hard to heal
 Of shell and shard,
But O the way to weal
 Is bitter hard!
Though looking back I see
 A gory path,
How bloody black can be
 War's Aftermath!...Read More

by Doty, Mark
...he rushed,

though we didn't think those blocky legs
could hurry-- then ambled back
to the center of the road, a target
for kids who'd delight in the crush
of something slow with the look
of primeval invulnerability. He turned

the blunt spear point of his jaws,
puffing his undermouth like a bullfrog,
and snapped at your shoe,
vising a beakful of-- thank God--
leather. You had to shake him loose. We left him
to his own devices, talked on the way home

of what must...Read More

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