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The duty and reward of carrying the burden.

O white man, O white lady,
White man’s burden you bear,
As you come to distant lands,
With non-whites your thoughts share.

What magnanimous outlook!
You tell them happy news:
“God’s Son will deliver you
From the vile devil’s noose.”

What foolishness on their part!
They refuse to listen
And persist with their own god.
By devil they’re driven.

With what heavy heart you must
Inflict wild cruelties
On the ignorant souls who
Don’t listen to your pleas!

To the Son, the Cross, you bring
The lost and wayward sheep.
For this service to them their
Lands and riches, you keep!

* Written in abcb, 7-6-7-6 format

M C Gupta
4 February 2010
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