Robert Francis

(August 12, 1901 - July 13, 1987 / Pennsylvania / United States)

Fair And Unfair Poem by Robert Francis


The beautiful is fair. The just is fair.
Yet one is commonplace and one is rare,
One everywhere, one scarcely anywhere.

So fair unfair a world. Had we the wit
To use the surplus for the deficit,
We'd make a fairer fairer world of it.


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Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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