Walt Whitman

(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States)

Not My Enemies Ever Invade Me - Poem by Walt Whitman

NOT my enemies ever invade me--no harm to my pride from them I fear;
But the lovers I recklessly love--lo! how they master me!
Lo! me, ever open and helpless, bereft of my strength!
Utterly abject, grovelling on the ground before them.


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  • Ruta Mohapatra (7/7/2018 12:34:00 PM)


    ' How they master me! '...........beautifully expressed! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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