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TO HELEN KELLER - HUMANITARIAN, SOCIAL DEMOCRAT, GREAT SOUL, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fate laid upon you silence and the night
Last Line: God knows that I am with you in this fight!
Subject(s): Fate; Hope; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Life; Destiny; Optimism


Fate laid upon you silence and the night,
Obscured for you this outer mortal way;
But flung apart the inward doors of light,
Unveiling vistas of the nobler day.

You see the far horizons of all years,
Behold life's justice thwarted and denied,
Catch vision of the toilers and their tears:
You see the plundered workers from God's side.

For all -- serf in the pit, child at the loom --
Your voice goes out a cry for human right,
A cry of hope into their hopeless doom. --
God knows that I am with you in this fight!





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