Four Boys And A President

Posted: April 17, 2012 by briannaadkins in Abraham Lincoln -- A Life in Poems, BriannaA

They were everything to me,

those four boys.

Poor Eddie, gone before age three.

Oh, how I loved seeing Todd and Willie.

Best of friends, they were. Acted just like their papa.

Words can’t describe how dearly I miss them.

Robert, my oldest. Well…he’s all I have left.

FOOTNOTE: Abe and Mary had four children, all boys. Their oldest son Robert was the only one to survive childhood.


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