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First Line: God wrought you to produce the seed
Last Line: As though you fairly served the hive!
Subject(s): Hope; Optimism

GOD wrought you to produce the seed—
To be the mother-mate—to breed
Strong sons and daughters in your kind—
To dream far goals for them to find
Beyond the dim horizon's veil—
To bid their argosies make sail
Upon the Seas of Hope—you fail
Before your trust and quail
At thought of pain.
Your sacred heritage all vain!
A useless parasite, you drain
The cup of life and eat your bread,
Exulting in your sterile bed.
A queen-drone, snug and smug you thrive
As though you fairly served the hive!

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