Stephen Crane

A god in wrath

Stephen Crane was an American politician from Elizabethtown who was a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776.






A god in wrath
Was beating a man;
He cuffed him loudly
With thunderous blows
That rang and rolled over the earth.
All people came running.
The man screamed and struggled,
And bit madly at the feet of the god.
The people cried,
"Ah, what a wicked man!"
And --
"Ah, what a redoubtable god!"

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