Upton Sinclair, ed. (18781968).
The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest. 1915.
|Prayers Without Answer|
(From The Iliad)
(Greek epic poet, B.C. 700?)
|PRAYERS are Joves daughters of celestial race,|
|Lame are their feet, and wrinkled is their face;|
|With homely mien and with dejected eyes,|
|Constant they follow where injustice flies.|
|Injustice, suave, erect, and unconfined,|| 5|
|Sweeps the wide earth, and tramples oer mankind|
|While prayers to heal her wrongs move slow behind.|