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The Children Of The Poor

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People who have no children can be hard:
Attain a mail of ice and insolence:
Need not pause in the fire, and in no sense
Hesitate in the hurricane to guard.
And when wide world is bitten and bewarred
They perish purely, waving their spirits hence
Without a trace of grace or of offense
To laugh or fail, diffident, wonder-starred.
While through a throttling dark we others hear
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Dr Antony Theodore 02 November 2020
when wide world is bitten and bewarred They perish purely, waving their spirits hence Without a trace of grace or of offense To laugh or fail, diffident, wonder-starred. A great poem. tony
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Dr Antony Theodore 14 June 2020
And shall I prime my children, pray, to pray? Mites, come invade most frugal vestibules Spectered with crusts of penitents’ renewals And all hysterics arrogant for a day. a really great poem. tony
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Chinedu Dike 12 October 2019
A poignant work of art written in persuasive poetic expression with conviction.
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Dr Antony Theodore 29 June 2019
Who are my sweetest lepers, who demand No velvet and no velvety velour; But who have begged me for a brisk contour, Crying that they are quasi, contraband.. facts of life well portrayed. tony
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