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Ellis Parker Butler - The Rich Boy’s 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.


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

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The Rich Boy’s Christmas - Comments and Information

Poet: Ellis Parker Butler
Poem: The Rich Boy’s Christmas
Volume: Leslie’s Monthly
Year: Published/Written in 1902
Poem of the Day: Jul 15 2009

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