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BRANDON, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Born on the breast of the prairie
Last Line: Nations will nurse at her storehouse, and god gives her grain for wage.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Poverty; Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


ACROSTIC

BORN on the breast of the prairie, she smiles to her sire—the sun,
Robed in the wealth of her wheat-lands, gift of her mothering soil,
Affluence knocks at her gateways, opulence waits to be won.
Nuggets of gold are her acres, yielding and yellow with spoil,
Dream of the hungry millions, dawn of the food-filled age,
Over the starving tale of want her fingers have turned the page;
Nations will nurse at her storehouse, and God gives her grain for wage.





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