Ella Wheeler Wilcox

(5 November 1850 - 30 October 1919 / Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin)

They Shall Not Win - Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Whatever the strength of our foes is now,
Whatever it may have been,
This is our slogan, and this our vow-
They shall not win, they shall not win.


Though out of the darkness they call the aid
Of the evil forces of Sin,
We utter our slogan unafraid-
They shall not win, they shall not win.


We know we are right, and know they are wrong.
So to God above and within-
We make our vow and we sing our song
They shall not win, they shall not win.


It rises over the shriek of shell,
And over the cannons' din:
Our slogan shall scatter the hosts of Hell-
They shall not win, they shall not win.


Comments about They Shall Not Win by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (4/9/2016 5:44:00 AM)


    We know we are right, and know they are wrong.
    ..
    We make our vow and we sing our song
    They shall not win, they shall not win.

    - ITALIAN

    Sappiamo di avere ragione, e sappiamo che loro hanno torto.
    ..
    Questa è la nostra promessa e questa la nostra canzone
    Loro non vinceranno, non vinceranno. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 2, 2010



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