Mourn not the dead…

Mourn not the dead in that cool earth lie
Dust unto dust
The calm, sweet earth that mothers all who die
As all men must:
Mourn not your captive comrades who must dewll
Too strong to strive
Each in his steel-bound coffin of a cell,
Buried alive; but rather mourn the apathetic throng
The cowed and meek
Who see the world’s great anguish and its wrongs and dare not speak!

— Ralph Chaplin 1917

Ralph Chaplin bio on IWW.org
Ralph Chaplin wikipedia

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