Oskar Wilde(Irish Poet)

Oskar Wilde(Irish Poet)

Wilde wrote this poem after he was released from prison. He wrote in the point of view of the prisoners and seemed to be critical of the prison system, specifically those passing judgment on the condemned.

And all men kill the thing they love,
By all let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word,
The coward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword!

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