Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, WANTS, by BESS EUDORA BEARD



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WANTS, by            
First Line: I want a door-step, hearth-stone and a roof-tree
Last Line: To eat my cookies and to shake my mopstick at.
Subject(s): Likes & Dislikes


I want a door-step, hearth-stone and a roof-tree;
I want a jar set high upon a shelf;
I want it filled to brim and overflowing
With toothsome goodies fit for childish pelf.

I want a green vine on my window twining;
I want a hollyhock beside my door;
I want a mop to keep my hearth-stone shining,
And wipe small, muddy footprints from my floor.

I think all these would make me very happy,
And yet, I want much more than all of that --
A little bright-eyed, freckled, red-cheeked grandchild
To eat my cookies and to shake my mopstick at.





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