Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, I WOULD NOT HAVE IT SO, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE



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I WOULD NOT HAVE IT SO, by            
First Line: I dreamed the world was wiped out in a day
Last Line: Of mighty change — I would not have it so.
Subject(s): Fate; Destiny


I DREAMED the world was wiped out in a day
And straight a new was fashioned like the old,
Except there was no need to strive for gold,
No pain, no death, no strife; no skies were gray,
God's children in green meadows went to play
And came at night to rest within His fold;
There was no need for knights or heroes bold,
Since every heart beat high with mirth and play;
Then I awoke, and Oh! my joy was great
To find that still my soul had place to grow,
That I might meet again my foeman, Fate,
And grapple with him, giving blow for blow.
I feared that he had fled out through the gate
Of mighty change — I would not have it so.





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