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Reverend Wiley advised me not to divorce him

Reverend Wiley advised me not to divorce him
For the sake of the children
And Judge Somers advised him the same.
So we stuck to the end of the path.
But two of the children thought he was right
And two of the children thought I was right.
And the two who sided with him blamed me
And the two who sided with me blamed him
And they grieved for the one they sided with.
And all were torn with the guilt of judging
And tortured in soul because they could not admire
Equally him and me.
Now every gardener knows that plants grown in cellars
Or under stones are twisted and yellow and weak.
And no mother would let her baby suck
Diseased milk from her breast.
Yet preachers and judges advise the raising of souls
Where there is no sunlight but only twilight
No warmth but only dampness and cold
Preachers and judges! .

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