Bio: Stevenson, Franklin Lee (11 Aug. 1932)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 11 Aug. 1932
The children all have gone to bed, Ma’s nodding in her chair; I have some thoughts I want to write
That seems to be my share of all the work there is to do in this, our blessed earth, but when our lights are growing dim I wonder ‘bout their worth.
It seems to me in thoughtful hours these verses should not live, It seems that there’s more useful work that I should like to give
More things that I could really do, More things that are worthwhile; It seems that somewhere I could find Some way to make a smile
Some way to ease a brother’s load, but I have south in vain
My verses seem to lack the worth to ease a brother’s pain
But inasmuch as I must write, God grant I do my best
To write those things that good men write that stand my children’s test.
Franklin Lee Stevenson.
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