Poetry of Kansas

Human Sympathy.

The farmer who has sown his seeds
Is much annoyed to find that weeds
Have grown in place of golden grain,
And so it is with all. No pain
Is worse than for a soul to find
No sympathy from human kind___
To feel that all it does is lost,
What e'er its pains, what e'er the cost___
That briars of cruelty have grown
Instead of seeds of kindness sown___
That weeds of selfishness displace
The grain of God's forgiving grace___
And thorns of base ingratitude,
The Savior's sweet similitude.
The soul in sad humility
Still longs for love and sympathy.

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman


Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)
Page 60

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