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CHILDREN: THE BOY-CHILD, by                    
First Line: Show him the bird in its daring flight
Last Line: Oh, pray for the boy-child — mother, pray!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bridges, Madeline
Subject(s): Boys; Children; Mothers; Teaching & Teachers; Childhood; Educators; Professors


Show him the bird in its daring flight
To the cloud's brown edge. Teach him to know
The flag that spreads to winds' wild night —
Sweep of the rain, and whirl of the snow —
Laugh with him, run with him, romp and leap,
Give him his will of the noisy day —
But, when you pause at the gate of sleep,
Oh, pray for the boy-child — mother, pray!





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