Source: Meriden Daily Journal
Source type: newspaper
Document type: poem
Document title: “‘His Will Be Done’”
Author(s): Platt, Charles D.
City of publication: Meriden, Connecticut
Date of publication: 18 September 1901
Volume number: 31
Issue number: 67
|Platt, Charles D. “‘His Will Be Done.’” Meriden Daily Journal 18 Sept. 1901 v31n67: p. .|
|McKinley assassination (poetry).|
|“Written for The Meriden Journal” (p. ).|
“His Will Be Done”
A bullet winged by deadly hate
May strike a good man low, so frail,
So frail the flower that soon or late
Must lose its bloom and shrink and pale
And sink to dust.
But though hearts blind with hate had power
To speed the bullets that should lay
All good men low, in that dire hour
Goodness were mightier than they
Who dealt the blow.
Thanks for the invulnerable soul
That leaden bullets cannot pierce;
Thanks for the good man’s aim, his whole
Intent, before which passions fierce
Shall pale and must.
Thanks for the life that leaps from death
To its high source; thanks for the will,
The will that still encompasseth
Man’s life so frail, and worketh still