RECIPE FOR LITTLE BOYS
By LOUIS J, SÄNKER
WHAT are little boys made of?
Mothers all know what they're made of.
Yelling and running,
Tousled heads sunning,
Robbers and G-Men, make-believe gunning;
Splinters and scratches,
Wild wrestling matches,
Guarding a bird's nest until the egg hatches;
Puddles of rain and the wade of;
Tallness of trees, not the shade of;
A light, for the dark they're afraid of—
And that's what little boys are made of.
What are little boys made of?
Daddies can tell what they're made of.
Coasting and cheering,
Building a doghouse, tools disappearing;
Hunger a pleasure;
Shoes without measure