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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
Let Us Forget
By K. M.
THE SHORE once won, who counts the waves?
Each hand, each oar, each spar that saves,
Record in heart—enshrine in song;
But all the weary, witless wrong,
        Let us forget.        5
Father forgive them! Thus prayed He,
Who drained the cup of Calvary,
The prisoner of Devil’s Isle
May happy ask—erect the while—
        Let us forget.        10
We “witnesses” to “shew His praise”
Must shew it forth in divers ways,
By light of fame, or light of fires,—
All lower aims—all low desires,
        Let us forget.        15
The France of Picquart, Labori
And Zola. That is the France we see;
The foolish few who basely chose
In honor’s name, dishonor—those
        Let us forget.        20

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