Francis William Lauderdale Adams

(27 September 1862 – 4 September 1893)

Defeat? Poem by Francis William Lauderdale Adams


WHO is it speaks of defeat? —
I tell you a Cause like ours
Is greater than defeat can know;
It is the power of powers!
As surely as the earth rolls round,
As surely as the glorious sun
Follows the great world moon-wave,
Must our Cause be won!
What is defeat to us? —
Learn what a skirmish tells,
While the great Army marches on
To storm earth's Hells!

Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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