Kansas Invites You
Stretched as far as eye can see,
Where the shade trees in the yard
Call the birds to sing for me,
I would have my home today;
I would live there-I would stay.
I would watch the floating clouds
In the distance, slowly rise!
Hear the rumbling thunders roll
From the first crash in the skies;
Followed by a silent call
For the first raindrops to fall.
I would view the streams that wind
Thru the rolling prairies green;
Where the elm trees cast their shade,
And the rippling waters screen!
Highways where wild roses greet
Lovers, spying their retreat!
Kansas! Still the home of men
Who will never know defeat.
Onward to ambition's goal;
Happy homes theirs, no retreat--
Men are winning homes today
You're invited--come and stay!
(Spring Hill, Kansas: New Era Publishing Co. 1939)