Edwin Markham

(23 April 1852 - 7 March 1940 / Oregon City, Oregon)

A Creed - Poem by Edwin Markham

There is a destiny that makes us brothers:
None goes his way alone:
All that we send into the lives of others
Comes back into our own.

I care not what his temples or his creeds,
One thing holds firm and fast
That into his fateful heap of days and deeds
The soul of man Is cast.


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  • Ginger Huval (8/29/2017 8:16:00 PM)


    Love this poem! Never heard of Edwin Markham before, let alone A Creed. My father was a WWII veteran and was stationed in England in 1942. I found a letter he had written to his sister which he ended with a quote from A Creed. I thought it was a beautiful sentiment and searched to find the title and poet who wrote it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 21, 2010



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