Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, BROTHERHOOD (2), by EDWIN MARKHAM

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BROTHERHOOD (2), by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The crest and crowning of all good
Last Line: Make way for brotherhood—make way for man.
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Religion; Theology

The crest and crowning of all good,
Life's final star is Brotherhood;
For it will bring again to Earth
Her long-lost Poesy and Mirth,
Will send new light on every face,
A kingly power upon the race,
And till it comes, we men are slaves,
And travel downward to the dust of graves.

Come, clear the way then, clear the way:
Blind creeds and kings have had their day.
Break the dead branches from the path:
Our hope is in the aftermath—
Our hope is in heroic men,
Star-led to build the world again.
To this Event the ages ran:
Make way for Brotherhood—make way for Man.

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