Full Online Books
BOOK CATEGORIES
Authors Authors Short Stories Short Stories Long Stories Long Stories Funny Stories Funny Stories Love Stories Love Stories Stories For Kids Stories For Kids Poems Poems Essays Essays Nonfictions Nonfictions Plays Plays Folktales Folktales Fairy Tales Fairy Tales Fables Fables Learning Kitchen Learning Kitchen
LINKS
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Free Classified Website Without Registration Free Classified Website Daniel Company
Twitter Twitter Add book
donate
Full Online Book HomePoemsHere's To The Sixteenth!
Famous Authors (View All Authors)
Here's To The Sixteenth! Post by :twocolor Category :Poems Author :W. E. Christian Date :November 2011 Read :587

Click below to download : Here's To The Sixteenth! (Format : PDF)

Here's To The Sixteenth!

(A toast by an officer at San Antonio banquet.)

Here's to the "Sixteenth Cavalry,"
A "Colt" that has just been foaled;
Bred with no "Past,"--but a Future,
Which Training and Time will unfold.

This "Colt," with his milk-teeth gives promise
Of growing to be some fine horse,
And if we give him "right raising,"
Be sure that he'll "come across."

Our "Colt" is as "sound" and as "quiet"
As any old horse you will see,
And, as for his "fit conformation,"--
That's just as fine as can be.

Here's hoping that he gets good "grooming,"
Good "grazing'"--good "stable"--good "stall;"
So when they sound "Boots and Saddles,"
The "Colt" can answer their call.

Here's hoping that he gets good "forage,"
Well "watered"--with "all-fours" well cleaned;
And not have to patrol the hot Border,--
At least,--until he is "weaned."

We'll swear by this "Colt," who is "hoof-marked"
With the "16th Cavalry" brand;
And we'll warrant when he "cuts his molars,"
He'll be as good as the best in the land.

We'll see that he gets fearless riders,
Who are "kindly" and know every "aid;"
So if ever a battle is brewing,
He'll go to the "Charge" unafraid.

He'll compare with all Cavalry horses,
No "I. C." marks for his neck;
Instead, upon his new brow-band
Resetted Blue Ribbons bedeck.

No matter the "sire," no matter the "dam,"
His "strain" is "pure-blood"--tho "unregistered" yet;
He'll "run in the money,"--when put to the test,
To "win in the stretch,"--on that you can bet.

So here's to the "Sixteenth Cavalry,"
The youngest of Cavalry "mounts;"
He hasn't a "Past" and a "Pedigree,"
But 's "all-horse,"--and that is what counts!


(The end)
W. E. Christian's poem: Here's To The Sixteenth!

If you like this book please share to your friends :
NEXT BOOKS

Hiking In The Philippines Hiking In The Philippines

Hiking In The Philippines
(From a Marine's Diary) (A ONE-DAY HIKE) Rise and Shine, the bugle's calling! Spring up lively from your beds! Into line we'll soon be falling-- Shake a leg, you sleepy heads! Better make a hasty toilet, Like the other fellows do, For I'll guarantee you'll spoil it, Long before the day is thru! Better see the shoes you're wearing Have a heavy pair of soles; Or you'll do some awful swearing When the rocks come thru
PREVIOUS BOOKS

A Marine's Hymn A Marine's Hymn

A Marine's Hymn
From the Halls of Montezuma, To the shores of Tripoli, We fight our country's battles On the land as on the sea. First to fight for right and freedom And to keep our honor clean, We are proud to claim the title Of United States Marine. From the Pest Hole of Cavite To the ditch at Panama, You will find them very needy Of Marines--that's what we are; We're watch dogs of a pile of coal
NEXT 10 BOOKS | PREVIOUS 10 BOOKS | RANDOM 10 BOOKS
LEAVE A COMMENT