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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
People
By Earl Marlatt
 
I CANNOT understand people.
They are so strange.
 
I had a sweetheart
Who seemed to love me.
I gave her roses, sweets, and gems.        5
I gave her all I had—my heart—
And she broke it.
 
I cannot forgive her.
Women are heartless.
 
God had a world        10
That should have loved Him.
He gave it beauty, light, and life.
He gave it all He had—His Son—
And it crucified Him.
 
People are strange.        15
I cannot understand them.
But God—
He loves them.
 
 
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