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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Zionism
By Herbert N. Carson
 
THE STORY that Herzl told was true—
  Too bitter true for tears;
The blood-marked trail of the homeless Jew
  Winds back two thousand years.
 
Walled out by hate from the Gentile’s heart,        5
  And lashed by senseless lies,
The Jew has walked in the nigh-apart,
  And shunned his brother’s eyes.
 
But now—at last—he stands erect,
  Nor fears to be alone;        10
No Czar—no king—no church—no sect,
  Can keep him from his own.
 
His flag shall fly where his fathers fought—
  In the homeland of the Jew;
One race! One flag! One nation! Why not?        15
  For the dream of the strong comes true.
 
 
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