"for oh",say the children ,we are —weary,
and we cannot run or leap.
if we cared for meadows, it were —merely
to drop down in them and sleep.
our Knees tremble sorely in the
we fall upon our faces trying to —go;
and, underneath our heavy
—eyelids drooping,
the reddest flower would look as —pale as snow.
for,all day we drag our burden —tiring,
through the coal dark —underground....
or all day, we drive the heavy —wheels of iron
in the factories,round and round.