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THE PROPHET, by            
First Line: What is a prophet? A man? Not a man
Last Line: And turn to that great seer, baha'u'llah.
Subject(s): Prophecy & Prophets

What is a prophet? A man? Not a man,
A superman on earth, whose voice is God;
Who takes the tedious path that all men plod,
To teach, and carry on the holy plan,
A burdened leader of earth's caravan.
Alone he stands! His tongue's a sword where'er men trod,
And truth, God's principles, his staff or rod;
Faintly we hear the call, but never can
Attain that holy state for us decreed,
Of love, and faith, and spiritual law,
Until from nature's struggle we are freed;
And pray, and search the Word sincerely -- Ah!
To rid our hearts and minds from lust and greed,
And turn to that great seer, Baha'u'llah.

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