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  • A Man

    From the Newark Evening Star, April 5, 1915. By William H. Maxwell.

    Though my face is black, though I’m despised;
    Though scorn for me doth leap from eyes,
    Though hindered in life from doing my part,
    Still I am human, with a human’s heart.
    Rebuffed and reviled, I’m hated and abused;
    The inalienable rights I am refused.
    I am lover of peace, I strive to serve
    While man refuses me that I deserve.
    Earth’s sinners have strayed from Christ’s great plan,
    And my hurt heart rebels, for I am a man.