Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE YOUTHFUL PATRIOT, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY



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THE YOUTHFUL PATRIOT, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: O what did the little boy do
Last Line: An' 'at's all the little boy done!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Patriotism; Childhood


O WHAT did the little boy do
'At nobody wanted him to?
Didn't do nothin' but romp an' run,
An' whoop an' holler an' bang his gun
An' bu'st fire-crackers, an' ist have fun --
An' 'at's all the little boy done!





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