THE EARTH

The earth is yours and mine,
    Our God's bequest.
That testament divine
    Who dare contest?

Usurpers of the earth,
    We claim our share.
We are of royal birth.
    Beware! beware!

Unloose the hand of greed
    From God's fair land,
We claim but what we need--
    That, we demand.

Poems of Power by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Chicago : W. B. Conkey, 1902.


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