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I saw a city filled with lust and shame,
Where men, like wolves, slunk through the grim half-light;
And sudden, in the midst of it, there came
One who spoke boldly for the cause of Right.

And speaking, fell before that brutish race
Like some poor wren that shrieking eagles tear,
While brute Dishonour, with her bloodless face
Stood by and smote his lips that moved in prayer.
"Speak not of God! In centuries that word
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hiiiiiiiiiiii 27 May 2019
what form of poem is this
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Jeffrey Stephaniuk 28 September 2018
McCrae's response to Nietzsche? “Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning hours, ran to the market place, and cried incessantly: I seek God! I seek God! … Whither is God? he cried; I will tell you. We have killed him - you and I. All of us are his murderers...How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? ... Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?
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Acres 04 June 2018
great better than fatal because not many people go there and its close to loot lake thank you for your likes and bye
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Kevin Patrick 27 March 2017
A biblical poem from the dawn of the 20th century, there is a lot of Victorian rhetoric in this that reminds me of the age it comes from.
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Tom Allport 27 March 2017
a poetic message that is always going to be relevant to mankind? who will never listen whilst diamonds and gold glisten! .........well penned.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 27 March 2017
A thousand leagues of sea.... thanks for posting...
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Rajnish Manga 27 March 2017
A great philosophical poem with a profound message for the mankind who should not go by its vanity to fulfill its selfish objectives as reflected in these words- 'Our own king are we'. Thanks.
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Edward Kofi Louis 27 March 2017
Lust and shame! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Noreen Carden 11 December 2014
John congratulations on your poem being named poem of the day. It is a very powerful piece. Beautifully written
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Sagnik Chakraborty 11 December 2014
Beautiful poetic portrayal of a society void of justice, where big fish feed off small fish ('Matsyanyay' in Sanskrit) , and its ultimate road to perdition! I loved the brevity of expression!
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