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GREATER REVOLUTION, by            
First Line: Is this the way you waste your forces, world?
Last Line: That ancient revolutionist: the soul!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cheyney, Ralph


Is this the way you waste your forces, world?
No better use for Saviors than to thrust
Creators where their gifts are vainly swirled,
Your Thaelmanns into tombs like futile dust?
Your sons who give, you maim -- who rob, you spoil.
Your "great" are great in littleness alone.
You waste your children, setting them to toil,
Your manhood, sending it where hell is sown.
What cost too high that stops the death-head jig?
Too long on husks and violence we feed,
With folk grown lean and capital grown big.
Though blood may cloud the way, trust love to lead --
Instead of force that plays a Judas role,
That ancient revolutionist: the soul!





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