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Poem Title:  To Her Father With Some Verses

Poem Category:  Fathers/ Fathers Day Poems

Poet:  Anne Bradstreet

Poet Biography: 
Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672) is one of the most important figures in the history of American Literature. Considered by many to be the first American poet. Her earliest poems resulted in the first book written by a woman to be published in the United States.



Poem: 
Most truly honoured, and as truly dear,
If worth in me or ought I do appear,
Who can of right better demand the same
Than may your worthy self from whom it came?
The principal might yield a greater sum,
Yet handled ill, amounts but to this crumb;
My stock's so small I know not how to pay,
My bond remains in force unto this day;
Yet for part payment take this simple mite,
Where nothing's to be had, kings loose their right.
Such is my debt I may not say forgive,
But as I can, I'll pay it while I live;
Such is my bond, none can discharge but I,
Yet paying is not paid until I die.

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