Poetry of Kansas

The Ways of Life

The ways of life have many thorns within.
All being mortal, none are free from sin.
Some sins are small, 'tis true, and others great;
But all sin more or less or soon or late.
Some paths have sorrow in them. Wrong deeds
By self or others, frequently on one,
Or innocent or guilty find their way,
And he the debt thru suffering must pay.
Injustice oft but half concealed lies,
The world unfeeling, blinding Mercy's eyes.

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman


Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)
Page 215

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