Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A POET ENLISTS, by AMELIA JOSEPHINE BURR

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First Line: And all the songs that I might sing
Last Line: And never sing again.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Singing & Singers; Songs

And all the songs that I might sing --
Madness to risk them so, you say?
How is it such a certain thing
That I can sing them if I stay?

The winds of God are past control,
They answer to no human call,
And if I lose my living soul,
That is -- for me -- the end of all.

Better to shout one last great song,
Dying myself, to dying men,
Than crawl the bitter years along
And never sing again.

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