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Quotation by Gwendolyn Brooks
He had come down, He said, to clean the earth
Of the dirtiness of war.
Now tell of why His power failed Him there?
His power did not fail. It was that, simply,
He found how much the people wanted war.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. "In Emanuel's Nightmare: Another Coming of Christ."
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