Benjamin Franklin King

(17 March 1857 - 7 April 1894 / St. Joseph, Michigan)

Benjamin Franklin King Poems

1. Injun Summah 12/31/2002
2. Toboggan 12/31/2002
3. How Often 1/1/2004
4. The Pessimist 12/31/2002
5. If I Should Die 12/31/2002
Best Poem of Benjamin Franklin King

If I Should Die

1 If I should die to-night
2 And you should come to my cold corpse and say,
3 Weeping and heartsick o'er my lifeless clay --
4 If I should die to-night,
5 And you should come in deepest grief and woe --
6 And say: "Here's that ten dollars that I owe,"
7 I might arise in my large white cravat
8 And say, "What's that?"

9 If I should die to-night
10 And you should come to my cold corpse and kneel,
11 Clasping my bier to show the grief you feel,
12 I say, if I should die ...

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