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Thu, 01 Dec 2011
Among the tenderest of childrens poetry is this one from the pen of Eugene Field. Sad but brilliant.


Among the tender poems about childhood that have touched the heartof the world none takes a dearer place than this, by the wonderful Eugene Field, on the toys of "Little Boy Blue."


The little toy dog is covered with dust, but sturdy and staunch he stands;

The little toy soldier is red with rust, and his musket moulds in his hands.

Time was when the little toy dog new, and the soldier was passing fair;

And that was the time when our Little Blue Blue kissed them and put them there.

"Now, don't you go till I come," he said, "And don't you make any noise!"

So, toddling off to his trundle-bed, he dreamt of his pretty toys.

And as he was dreaming an angel song awakened our Little Boy Blue;

Oh, the years are many, the years are long, but the little toy friends are true!

Field Little Boy Blue

Aye, faithful to Little Boy Blue they stand, each in the same old place.

Awaiting the touch of a little hand, the smile of a little face;

And they wonder, as waiting the long years through in the dust of that little chair,

What has become of our Little Boy Blue since he kissed them and put them there.,

I actually copied the poem from my Arthur Mee Children's Encyclopedia of 1933, at if you ever have the chance to buy one of these sets, there are ten in all, do buy it although all the inventions etc are very old, the poetry, verse and Nursey Rhymes will make it worth every penny for your children and your childrens children.

The insert of the poem was collected by Gutenberg, another fantastic website for finding poetry etc

I borrowed this from Gutenberg which is a free library.

The Project Gutenberg EBook of
Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And
Contradictions, by Slason Thompson


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