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Poem by Stephen Crane


"Have you ever made a just man?"


Have you ever made a just man?
Oh, I have made three, answered God,
But two of them are dead,
And the third --
Listen! Listen!
And you will hear the thud of his defeat.



Stephen Crane


Stephen Crane's other poems:
  1. There were many who went in huddled procession
  2. Why do you strive for greatness, fool?
  3. The impact of a dollar upon the heart
  4. Once a man clambering to the housetops
  5. In heaven


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