| The Nature Lover
written by William Henry Davies
|From "Secrets", 1924||Link to further information|
What cant, oh, what hypocrisy
Is centred in this life of man!
Self-preservation is his God,
And has been, since his life began.
He sits to breakfast with no care
Of others that have none;
He keeps more idle rooms than two,
While families live in one;
He saves his gold, and yet he sees
Others without a penny;
He hoards his clothes, and knows full well
Of children without any.
He makes his own sweet life secure,
And then - to crown all this -
Insults a God by thinking he'll
Get everlasting bliss!
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