Menken, Adah Isaacs
|WORKING AND WAITING.|
What if the morning finds her still bearing
All the soul's load of a merciless lot!
Fate will not lighten a grain of the burden
While the poor bearer by man is forgot.
Sewing and sighing!
Sewing and dying!
What to such life is a day or two more?
God protect all of us--
God shelter all of us
From the new day's lease of woe to the Poor!