Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, BE STRONG, by MALTBIE DAVENPORT BABCOCK



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First Line: Be strong! / we are not here to play, to dream, to drift
Last Line: Faint not -- fight on! To-morrow comes the song.
Subject(s): Religion; Strength; Theology


Be strong!
We are not here to play, to dream, to drift;
We have hard work to do, and loads to lift;
Shun not the struggle -- face it; 'tis God's gift.
Be strong!
Say not, "The days are evil. Who's to blame?"
And fold the hands and acquiesce -- oh shame!
Stand up, speak out, and bravely, in God's name.
Be strong!
It matters not how deep intrenched the wrong,
How hard the battle goes, the day how long;
Faint not -- fight on! To-morrow comes the song.






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