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Edwin Arlington Robinson - Calvary

Friendless and faint, with martyred steps and slow, 
Faint for the flesh, but for the spirit free, 
Stung by the mob that came to see the show, 
The Master toiled along to Calvary; 
We gibed him, as he went, with houndish glee, 
Till his dimmed eyes for us did overflow; 
We cursed his vengeless hands thrice wretchedly, -- 
And this was nineteen hundred years ago. 

But after nineteen hundred years the shame 
Still clings, and we have not made good the loss 
That outraged faith has entered in his name. 
Ah, when shall come love's courage to be strong! 
Tell me, O Lord -- tell me, O Lord, how long 
Are we to keep Christ writhing on the cross! 

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Poet: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Poem: Calvary

Comment 3 of 3, added on September 17th, 2013 at 11:54 AM.

It is the nice poem of E.A. ROBINSON........ The poem was such nice....

Prabha from India
Comment 2 of 3, added on March 15th, 2011 at 8:51 AM.

i l0ve it

michael obtinalla from Philippines
Comment 1 of 3, added on May 6th, 2010 at 8:29 PM.

This poem was intended on speaking to humanity and declaring that Jesus is the only way. Christianity is the true religion.

jessica alvarez from United States

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