Francis William Lauderdale Adams

(27 September 1862 – 4 September 1893)

London Poem by Francis William Lauderdale Adams


CRUEL City, London, London,
Where, duped slaves of devils' creeds,
Men and women desperate, undone,
Dream such dreams, and do such deeds:
London, London, cruel city,
By day serpent, by night vampire —
God, in thy great pity, pity,
Give us light — though it be fire!

Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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