Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, by MORRIS ABEL BEER

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT, by                
First Line: A boy of old manhattan
Last Line: Became a nation's tower!
Variant Title(s): Boy Of Old Manhattan
Subject(s): Presidents, United States; Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919)

A BOY of old Manhattan,
A boy as you and I,
Once watched its towers rising
Until they spanned the sky.

A boy of old Manhattan,
With granite in his soul,
Beheld the star of Lincoln
Above his steepled goal!

A boy of old Manhattan
Built upward hour by hour;
The edifice he visioned
Became a nation's tower!

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