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This poem is often wrongly thought to be by Robert W Service. It is published here to the memory of Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, its rightful father.
An Evening with the Bard of the Yukon, July 18 th 2003 at 20.30pm in the Town-Hall of Lancieux, Brittany.
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The Millennium

Published by Susan on 08/10/2003 (2935 reads)
We'll have no peace on this our earth...

We'll have no peace on this our earth
    If we persist in pride of birth;
If we believe our special race
    Above all others should have place;
Boasting: of peoples there are none
    To equal us beneath the sun.

Aye, though we flaunt a flaming flag
    Let us admit it's just a rag;
And humbly confess 'twould be good
    Could we abolish Nationhood.
We will go far to vanquish fear
    When we forget the word frontier .

When classes shall be leveled down
    And equal counted king and clown;
When rich and poor, four letters vain
    Are terms outworn of pride and pain;
And all religions equal stand.
    And each to each holds out the hand.

When we agree men crime intent
    Are victims of environment;
And yellow, brown and black and white
    Just human beings in God's sight
When colour, creed and class combine
    To seek in man the source divine.

When strife of clan forever end
    And man to man be friend and friend;
When though we value fatherland
    It ma for human freedom stand:
Then to the world at last will come
    Peace and the blest millennium.


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