Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

To: Thomas Atkins - Poem by Rudyard Kipling

I have made for you a song,
And it may be right or wrong,
But only you can tell me if it’s true;
I have tried for to explain
Both your pleasure and your pain,
And, Thomas, here’s my best respects to you!
O there’ll surely come a day
When they’ll give you all your pay,
And treat you as a Christian ought to do;
So, until that day comes round,
Heaven keep you safe and sound,
And, Thomas, here’s my best respects to you!


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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 29, 2010



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