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Fate slew Him, but He did not drop—

Emily Dickinson

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Fate slew Him, but He did not drop—
She felled—He did not fall—
Impaled Him on Her fiercest stakes—
He neutralized them all—

She stung Him—sapped His firm Advance—
But when Her Worst was done
And He—unmoved regarded Her—
Acknowledged Him a Man.

Edited by Peter Carter

Added: 2 Apr 2003 | Last Read: 19 Apr 2018 5:57 AM | Viewed: 9064 times

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