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Famous Second Childhood Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Second Childhood poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous second childhood poems. These examples illustrate what a famous second childhood poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Nash, Ogden
You'll find a banker at Bankers Trust"
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When comes my second childhood,
As to all men it must,
I want to be a banker
Like the banker at Bankers Trust.
I wouldn't ask to be president
Or even assistant veep,
I'd only ask for a kiddie car
And permission to go beep-beep.

The banker at Chase Manhattan,
He bids a polite Good-day;
The banker at Immigrant Savings
Cries Scusi! and Olé!
But I'd be a sleek Ferrar...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...I should
 Believe in Satan too;
The one the source of all our good,
 The other of our rue . . .
Oh could I second childhood gain!
 For then it might be, I
Once more would see that vision plain,--
 Fond Father in the sky....Read More

by Service, Robert William
...ove the lisp of tiny tongue
 And trusting eyes;
These are the joys that keep me young
 As daylight dies.

For as to second childhood I
 Draw gently near,
With happy heart I see the why
 Children are dear.
So wise Professor, go your way,--
 I am beguiled
To wistful loving by the gay
 Laugh of a child....Read More

by Service, Robert William
In happy droves with silver chime,
In dulcet groves in summer time.

I pray, with hair more white than grey,
And second childhood coming on,
That yet with wonderment I may
See life as in its lucent dawn,
And be by beauty so beguiled
 I'll sing as sings a child....Read More

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