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The Lad With Dirty Feet




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July 23, 2014 | 3,340 views | Post a comment

By Nell (Taylor) Freasier

The valiant soldier stored his weapons,

Sword sheathed; dented armor, oh so neat.

But then this yawning weary warrior

Promptly climbed in bed with muddy feet.

“You should teach that lad,” said a neighbor.

To the mother quietly standing there.

But that night as the mother reflected

I overheard this earnest prayer.

“Dear Father, This is just my little boy,

My child who is not quite three.

Now my only solemn appeal is

That he will one day a great man be.

Not great with worldly words or wealth,

Not honored with fleeting fame,

I entreat the soul of a servant,

One who honors Jesus’ name.”

Nell (Taylor) Freasier is a resident of Floresville.

This is an occasional feature, showcasing the poetic talents of Wilson County News readers of all ages and stages of life. Send your poems to reader@wcn-online.com, putting Poet’s Corner in the subject line. Include your name, and a little about yourself that we can share with other readers, such as your name, hometown, or a bit about the poem’s inspiration. Please include a daytime contact number, should we have any questions. Poems also may be sent by mail to Poet’s Corner, Wilson County News, 1012 C St., Floresville, TX 78114.
 

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