James Whitcomb Riley

(7 October 1849 - 22 July 1916 / Greenfield, Indiana)

The Boy's Candidate - Poem by James Whitcomb Riley

Las' time 'at Uncle Sidney come,
He bringed a watermelon home--
An' half the boys in town,
Come taggin' after him.--An' he
Says, when we et it,--_'Gracious me!
'S the boy-house fell down?'_

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 9, 2010

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