Treasure Island

Francis William Lauderdale Adams

(27 September 1862 – 4 September 1893)

Defeat?


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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Defeat? by Francis William Lauderdale Adams )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Gans Veer, Madrason writer
  2. Be What You Are, Lilly Emery
  3. The abrupt end., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  4. Native land., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  5. Believe in Yourself Worth, Lilly Emery
  6. Odd One Out, Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi
  7. Do without It, Anirudh Rawat
  8. Don't Be Afraid, Lilly Emery
  9. Be, Andy Caldwell
  10. Tree saplings., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Raleigh

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
   Who in the dark and silent grave,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. The Conclusion, Sir Walter Raleigh
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]