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Little Boy Blue

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The little toy dog is covered with dust,
But sturdy and stanch he stands;
And the little toy soldier is red with rust,
And his musket molds in his hands.
Time was when the little toy dog was new
And the soldier was passing fair,
And that was the time when our Little Boy Blue
Kissed them and put them there.

"Now, don't you go till I come," he said,
"And don't you make any noise!"
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Angela kadoh kadingo 16 January 2021
Not helpful at all
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Jean MohinRamsey 04 July 2020
I remember this poem that I memorized in the fifth grade In St.Anns School in the Bronx. I am now 83 yrs old sand can still recite it verbatim and it still brings tears to my eyes..
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John R 20 April 2020
I've always loved this touching poem...
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Michael Cobb 15 April 2020
Heartbreakingly wonderful.
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gary Nist 07 March 2020
my mother used to read this poem to me many years ago and I still remember it and still brings tears.
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Me Poet Yeps Poet 10 May 2019
I spoke Lead kindly into the night with hubby aright be faithful all night and life be a good wife nothing and no one but your husband is right he will take care of you only if you always lead him KINDLY into the night till twilight all your life and I was right me poet yeps poet
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Me Poet Yeps Poet 10 May 2019
..................Lead Kindly Into The Night - Poem by me poet yeps poet I once composed LEAD GENTLY INTO THE NIGHT A poem for a Virgin who was always afraid of a man was married and taken away to a far off land she had none of her trusted ones at hand thus I spoke
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Bonnie May Russell 20 April 2019
For some reason, this poem came to me this enening as I was sitting in my recliner watching an old Western on TV. I am 74 now and I used to memorize poems when I was very young, mostly to please my father who was born in 1887. Little Boy Blue was an old poem when I was young. I had forgotten the last stanza so I decided to find it online. So glad I found it. Thank you.
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Linda Whittington. 18 March 2019
Such a great poem even though it is so sad. Read it in high school and still read it fifty years later.
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Mary pat 25 January 2019
I love this poem and could cry every time instead it.
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