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Famous Betrayers Poems by Famous Poets

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by Smart, Christopher
...error is exaction. 

For Exaction is the most accursed of all things, because it brought the Lord to the cross, his betrayers and murderers being such from their exaction. 

For an Ague is the terror of the body, when the blessing of God is withheld for a season. 

For benevolence is the best remedy in the first place and the bark in the second. 

For, when the nation is at war, it is better to abstain from the punishment of criminals especially, every act of ...Read More



by Whitman, Walt
...an bodies of the earth; 
I see the blind, the deaf and dumb, idiots, hunchbacks, lunatics; 
I see the pirates, thieves, betrayers, murderers, slave-makers of the earth; 
I see the helpless infants, and the helpless old men and women. 

I see male and female everywhere;
I see the serene brotherhood of philosophs; 
I see the constructiveness of my race; 
I see the results of the perseverance and industry of my race; 
I see ranks, colors, barbarisms, civilizations—I go among...Read More

by Patchen, Kenneth
...ut never did they tell him that the only evil and danger was in 
themselves; that they alone were the prisoners and the betrayers; 
that they - they alone - were responsible for what was being done 
in the world.
And they told the child to starve and to kill the child that was within 
him; for only by doing this could he become a useful and adjusted 
member of the community which they had prepared for him.
And this time, alas, they did not lie.
And with the death ...Read More

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