Henry Lawson

Grenfell, New South Wales
Henry Lawson
Grenfell, New South Wales
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The Ghost

Rating: 3.4

Down the street as I was drifting with the city's human tide,
Came a ghost, and for a moment walked in silence by my side --
Now my heart was hard and bitter, and a bitter spirit he,
So I felt no great aversion to his ghostly company.
Said the Shade: `At finer feelings let your lip in scorn be curled,
`Self and Pelf', my friend, has ever been the motto for the world.'

And he said: `If you'd be happy, you must clip your fancy's wings,
Stretch your conscience at the edges to the size of earthly things;
Never fight another's battle, for a friend can never know
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* Sunprincess * 10 August 2015
............very nice...excellent write....brotherhood and love and honour is a beautiful motto ?
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This was a FANTASTIC poem! Im shocked that no one haz commented on it yet! Scale1-10....id give it a 20 if I could. Wonderful job. ~! *~Shelby
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