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'All's Well!'

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Author: John Oxenham (William Arthur Dunkerley)
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,747 / 59 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 93.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 8,700
Added to site: 2009.05.31
mnybks.net#: 24321
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Poetry, War
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"_--Heedless and careless, still the world wags on,
And leaves me broken ... Oh, my son! my son!_"

Yet--think of this!--
Yea, rather think on this!--
He died as few men get the chance to die,--
Fighting to save a world's morality.
He died the noblest death a man may die,
Fighting for God, and Right, and Liberty;--
And such a death is Immortality.

"_He died unnoticed in the muddy trench._"
Nay,--God was with him, and he did not blench;
Filled him with holy fires that nought could quench,
And when He saw his work below was done,
He gently called to him,--"_My son! My son!
I need thee for a greater work than this.
Thy faith, thy zeal, thy fine activities
Are worthy of My larger liberties;_"--
--Then drew him with the hand of welcoming grace,
And, side by side, they climbed the heavenly ways.

LORD, SAVE THEIR SOULS ALIVE!

Lord, save their souls alive!
And--for the rest,--
We leave it all to Thee

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2011.05.23
Mara Cayarga
*****

I think it's a beautiful poem;showing how men and wome reason the deth of love ones and themselves.


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