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Charity thou art a lie | Poem by Stephen Crane

Charity thou art a lie,
A toy of women,
A pleasure of certain men.

In the presence of justice,
Lo, the walls of the temple
Are visible
Through thy form of sudden shadows.

Stephen Crane - Poet | Academy of American Poets
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