Labor Day Poems

Here are a couple of Labor Day-themed poems. While they are simple enough for children, they are probably more meaningful to adults. Happy Labor Day! Hope you’re enjoying it with your children!

A Nation’s Strength

Not gold, but only man can make

A people great and strong;

Men who, for truth and honor’s sake,

Stand fast and suffer long.

Brave men who work while others sleep,

Who dare while others fly–

Thy build a nation’s pillars deep

And lift them to the sky.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

WORK WHILE YOU WORK

Work while you work,

Play while you play;

One thing each time,

That is the way,

All that you do,

Do with your might;

Things done by halves

Are not done right

Anonymous

PERSEVERE

The fisher who draws in his net too soon,

Won’t have any fish to sell;

The child who shuts up his book too soon,

Won’t learn any lessons well.

If you would have your learning stay,

Be patient–don’t learn too fast;

The man who travels a mile each day,

May get round the world at last.

Anonymous

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