Lyrics of Life (1909)/"Each and All"

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Lyrics of Life by Florence Earle Coates
"Each and All"
This poem was not included in Mrs. Coates' collected Poems (1916, in 2 vols.).


"EACH AND ALL"

I saw a soul contended for
 By Evil and by Good;
And watching with solicitude—
 As if my yearning could
Some succor bring—I trembled
 Whiles the tempter was withstood.


Yet, soul—my soul, what meant the strife
 To thee?—what power had
Another's wrong to make thee feel
 Thyself so wronged and sad?
And when at last Good overcame,—
 O why wast thou so glad?