On Coney’s Beach

RED head, white head,
     Children of the sands!
Freckle mug, pudgy mug
     Out of many lands!

Bloused kids, doused kids
     Dancing in the brine!
Fat kids, thin kids,
     With noses all a-shine!

     Laughing babies, crying babies,
          With sashes all a-trail!
     Happy babies, baby babies,
          With shovel and with pail!

Benjamin De Casseres.


Source: Judge, 12 Aug. 1916, Vol. LXXI No. 1817