Poetry of Kansas

Turn Thy Face To The Sun

Tired traveler trudging life's troublesome
        highway,
    Dark clouds cast their gloom where thy path-
        way doth run.
Brave not the dense mists of the dangerous by-
        way,
    Seek the light, seek the right, turn thy face
        to the sun.
 
O wanderer weird, since thou entered life's
        portal,
    Full many a sin in the flesh has been done.
Repent of thy wrong, to sin is but mortal,
    The future is thine, turn thy face to the sun.
 
O, thou weak and oppressed, a new era is
        dawning,
    Right battled with might and a victory won.
Grope not in the night. Watch the gleam of the
        morning,
    Doff sorrow and gloom. Turn thy face to the
        sun.

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman

 

Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)
Page 35

 
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