Page:Fifes and Drums, Poems of America at War, Vigilantes, 1917.djvu/37

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IN TIME OF DANGER

Blind to danger we have been,
    Walking on our wonted ways
    Through the drifting of the days,
In and out, and out and in,
        To our patriot duty stranger,
    Wandering as in a maze,
        Blind to danger!

Deaf to danger, and our need,
    We have drunken to the lees
    Of the druggèd wine of ease;
To our honor given no heed,
        Paltered, played the money-changer;
    Cast aside old memories,
        Deaf to danger!

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