Children's Reply Poem by Julia Ann Moore

Children's Reply

Rating: 3.3

We are little children,
That go to Sabbath school,
To hear of our Redeemer,
Likewise the golden rule.

We will try and do our duty,
To friends and parents dear,
We will try and do our duty,
Their loving hearts to cheer.


We are little children,
That love to go to school,
We love to hear of Jesus,
And learn the golden rule.

We will love our parents,
With all our little hearts;
Yes, we will obey them,
We will not from duty part,

For oh, we know they love us,
Though wayward we may be --
Their heart it never changes,
From our little infancy.

We will love our schoolmates,
Likewise our teacher, dear,
For loving words of kindness
From them we often hear.

And we will not forget them,
Those friends so kind and true,
For in the ten commandments
They tell us what to do.

Luis A. Estable 05 June 2021

There are some stanzas better than others in this poem, but the message is of children who do what is expected of them, and they do it with delight thinking that they are doing what is right.

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Ellen Ni Bheachain 06 June 2021

Lovely and sweet. Congratulations on Poem of The Day!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 June 2021

ome comparison to William McGonagall is worth making. Unlike McGonagall, Moore commanded a fairly wide variety of meters and forms, albeit like Emily Dickinson the majority of her verse is in the ballad meter. Beautiful!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 June 2021

Different periods, different school types, in Julia Ann Moore's time such meters poem loveliest written, the children are singing and they learn the basic of being a Christian. How loveliest poem is this!

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