Little Son [poem by “Southern Cross”]

[Editor: This poem by “Southern Cross” was published in A Child’s Smile (1944).] Little Son One day you’ll be a grown man, little son, Although your journey’s just begun; A long way yet to go, But we would have you know We wish you best of luck, little son. It won’t be easy going, little […]

Babies’ Trust [poem by “Southern Cross”]

[Editor: This poem by “Southern Cross” was published in A Child’s Smile (1944).] Babies’ Trust Take children’s happy laughter and the tap of pattering feet, The clutch of little fingers — babies’ trust you find so sweet; Add the beauty of the sunrise and the fragrance of the rose, The song of care-free wild birds, […]

Flowers [poem by “Southern Cross”]

[Editor: This poem by “Southern Cross” was published in A Child’s Smile (1944).] Flowers The flowers in my garden Are like children at their play, Dancing in the sunshine And so very bright and gay. Their eager buds give promise Of fulfilment yet to be, And full-bloom adds the beauty Of their sweet maturity. So, […]

Happy Childhood [poem by “Southern Cross”]

[Editor: This poem by “Southern Cross” was published in A Child’s Smile (1944).] Happy Childhood There are children laughing in the garden, Light-hearted, happy, gay; Their voices ring like silver bells, No shadow mars their way. But there are some who’ve never known The joys that centre there; Who’ve never owned a perfect flower Or […]

Little Maid [poem by “Southern Cross”]

[Editor: This poem by “Southern Cross” was published in A Child’s Smile (1944).] Little Maid Little maid, all unafraid, with happy smiling face; Little maid in bright brocade, a miracle of grace; May this world never bring you harm And may you always keep your charm, Nor sorrow leave a trace. Little maid all undismayed, […]