Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE TEXT, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY



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First Line: The text: love thou thy fellow
Last Line: To help him on his road.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Life; Love


THE text: Love thou thy fellow man!
He may have sinned; -- One proof indeed,

He is thy fellow, reach thy hand
And help him in his need!

Love thou thy fellow man. He may
Have wronged thee -- then, the less excuse
Thou hast for wronging him. Obey
What he has dared refuse!

Love thou thy fellow man -- for, be
His life a light or heavy load,
No less he needs the love of thee
To help him on his road.





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