You say you are holy,
And that
Because I have not seen you sin.
Aye, but there are those
Who see you sin, my friend.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Stephen Crane's poem You say you are holy

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  1. Joshua says:

    Most of Crane’s poems might suggest that he was not a believer in God, but I think he did believe, but often critisized. No person can hide their sin when the day comes when they are judged.

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