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SOME MOTHER, by            
First Line: Some mother loves them no matter how far
Last Line: Some mother somewhere loves them all.
Subject(s): Mothers

SOME mother loves them no matter how far
They drift from the one who was her child;
Her faith is steadfast and firm as a star,
Though they by the world are shunned and reviled.

Despised is that outcast whose home's the street,
More ragged his character than his clothes,
Too low to resent the sneers he will meet--
But his boyhood dreams some mother knows.

That criminal there whose life must pay
For some heinous deed that he has done
Once romped at innocent, care-free play--
Some mother's heart dies with her son.

That harlot bold with inviting leer,
Who offers her perfumed body so cheap,
In the long ago when the dusk grew near
Crawled into some mother's lap to sleep.

The failures who lose with Life their throw,
The cowards who quail, the weaklings who fall,
The wrecks that sink into the undertow--
Some mother somewhere loves them all.

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