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Poem by Ellis Parker Butler


The Rich Boys Christmas


And now behold this sulking boy,
His costly presents bring no joy;
Harsh tears of anger fill his eye
Tho he has all that wealth can buy.
What profits it that he employs
His many gifts to make a noise?
His playroom is so placed that he
Can cause his folks no agony.

MORAL:

Mere worldly wealth does not possess
The power of giving happiness.



Ellis Parker Butler


Ellis Parker Butler's other poems:
  1. Why I Went to the Foot
  2. The Ballade of the Automobile
  3. The Final Tax
  4. Why Washington Retreated
  5. At Variance


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