Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, BLIND, by JOHN KENDRICK BANGS

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First Line: Show me your god!' the doubter cries
Last Line: Is blind of soul, and cannot see!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hotair, Dopeton
Subject(s): Faith; Religion; Belief; Creed; Theology

"Show me your God!" the doubter cries.
I point him to the smiling skies;
I show him all the woodland greens;
I show him peaceful sylvan scenes;
I show him winter snows and frost;
I show him waters tempest-tossed;
I show him hills rock-ribbed and strong;
I bid him hear the thrush's song;
I show him flowers in the close --
The lily, violet and rose;
I show him rivers, babbling streams;
I show him youthful hopes and dreams;
I show him maids with eager hearts;
I show him toilers in the marts;
I show him stars, the moon, the sun;
I show him deeds of kindness done;
I show him joy; I show him care,
And still he holds his doubting air,
And faithless goes his way, for he
Is blind of soul, and cannot see!

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