Poetry of Kansas

Mortal Destiny.

We are born with minds a blank.  We are not
At birth the attributes and gifts of heaven.
Alas, some live and die and never know
Real duty or happiness below.

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman


Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)
Page 290

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