Joseph Seamon Cotter

(1861 - 1919)

And What Shall You Say?


Brother, come!
And let us go unto our God.
And when we stand before Him
I shall say--
"Lord, I do not hate,
I am hated.
I scourge no one,
I am scourged.
I covet no lands,
My lands are coveted.
I mock no peoples,
My people are mocked."
And, brother, what will you say?

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • * Sunprincess * (6/1/2014 6:15:00 PM)

    ..............the poem finishes with an intriguing question..... and leaves the reader in suspense....wonder if his brother will agree of disagree.....an original write... (Report) Reply

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