Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

Abraham To Kill Him - Poem by Emily Dickinson

Abraham to kill him
Was distinctly told—
Isaac was an Urchin—
Abraham was old—

Not a hesitation—
Abraham complied—
Flattered by Obeisance
Tyranny demurred—

Isaac—to his children
Lived to tell the tale—
Moral—with a mastiff
Manners may prevail.


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  • (5/5/2014 7:50:00 PM)


    A wounded deer leaps the highest,
    Those who hurt smile the brightest.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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