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Sunday Morning

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We stand and watch, faith almost wavering,
hunger looking out of childish eyes,
daddy so tall, holding the frightened thing,
head on the block just as the hatchet flies,
falling . . . fallen by the empty pen,
taking the longest count, as red wings rise,
free at last, and we are saved again.