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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1920.  1920.
 
Confessional
 
Katharine McCluskey
 
 
I DO not kneel at night, to say a prayer;
I think of spiders and I do not dare!
 
My knees are thin, and easily they could
Gather a splinter, roughened from the wood.
 
I’m cold, and bed is warm; I’m better there,        5
Than in the outer darkness of a prayer!
 
But when the morning wakes up, pink and cool,
And sunrise makes our peach-blooms glory-full;
 
And God comes smiling down the garden-walk,
I run and slip my hand in His, and talk!        10
 
I tell Him that I am a naughty lamb;
He laughs and says He made me as I am!

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