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The Young Voices Cry
(To Alice Dunbar-Nelson)
Oh you who bore us in pain and joy
To whom God entrusted our souls-
Be not deaf to our pleading
Nor blind to our silent weeping!
Look not down on us in condescending anger-
Lest tired of futile tears and prayers,
We blaze a new path into depths
You cannot enter-And only from afar
Will you see our loveliness of life
And the simple beauty of truth
To which time has blinded and deafened you!
Written by Mae V. Cowdery (1909-1953)
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