Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

His Wedded Wife


Cry "Murder" in the market-place, and each
Will turn upon his neighbour anxious eyes
Asking: "Art thou the man?" We hunted Cain
Some centuries ago across the world.
This bred the fear our own misdeeds maintain
To-day.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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