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My country's laws Jteye: taken
away my happiness "in Jjfepiiey
may as well take tWs'empty
shell!" , . ,
She walked boldly"; "fearlessly,!
to the death yard. Her body was
disposed of secretly, as the gov
ernment always, does with spies'
and traitors' bqdips; although the
widowed mother hegged pitedus-ly-that
snVtnigBt bury ft by the
sride1 the young: woman's father.
bv irtqft ERAjjEnr,
We've cho"sen you for captain
To sail the ship of'State;
The crew is yours to manage, '
From piler up to matej' Jj ,
We know the ship is sturdy, i
We know her linesiarejtrjie;' Z
So, Mr. Woodrdw Wilson, , f
The rest is up to you!
I, Your chance is allbeforewyou'
To prove what you are wqrth,
1T0 show how well you handle-.
The biggest job on ij , ,
The course is all uncharged,' -
The beacon lights are feyf ,
iThe quarter-deck awaitSiyou-'
,The rest isnp to youl ?J ,
iFalse lights will flare -toHebjpt-v
you, "' " '
False voices seek to sway,. ' '
nd storms will shriek undbatterj
And fogs hangp thick and gray;
Your task is to guide Jier,
. ' To sail her safely through ;
We've chosen you. for captain,
"" The rest is up.to you!
I 'never saw yon' arching skies
Until-1 saw-them in your eyes.
I never knew the word "rejoice"
Until I heard your magic voice.
I never 'found where there-was
Until 'I knew it'&t-yourkiss.
AlFthingS' that are,- to be, "and
You give me, sweet interpreter.
Idah McGlorie Gibson, .