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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 2, 1910)
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The Labor Temple at Lincoln, Nebraska November, 1909
A SONG FOR LABOR DA Y
By Lewis W or thington Smith
We are the builders, the makers,
The ultimate shapers of earth.
Out of our blood and our sinews
The joys that shall be must have birth.
We are the builders, Jhe makers;
Without us life falls upon dearth.
We are the hopers, the dreamers.
We toil and we trust irijthe years.
We fashion the. fabrics of pleasure
For those who take toll of our tears.
We are the hopers, the dreamers;
We must not fall back upon fears.
We are the powers, the fulfiilers.
We harness the uttermost lands.
We thrill to mail's passionate fancies,
Make facts of is burning commands.
We are the powers, the fulfiilers;
The Destinies throb in our hands.
We are the wills, the creators.
We breathe on the dust of our dreams.
This is the seed-time of Labor;
Tomorrow the purple fruit gleams.
We are the wills, the creators;
Dawn breaks on the hills & streams.
We are the slaves and the masters.
We wait till we come to out own.
Then we'll be lords of the highways.
We fashioned them stone on stone.
We are the slaves and the masters;
And bow till we sit on the throne.
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