Stephen Crane

(November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900 / New Jersey)

It Was Wrong To Do This, Said The Angel - Poem by Stephen Crane

'It was wrong to do this,' said the angel.
'You should live like a flower,
Holding malice like a puppy,
Waging war like a lambkin.'

'Not so,' quoth the man
Who had no fear of spirits;
'It is only wrong for angels
Who can live like the flowers,
Holding malice like the puppies,
Waging war like the lambkins.'


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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 2, 2010



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