War and Hell, XVI [I am a great inventor]
I am a great inventor, did you but know it. I have new weapons and explosives and devices to substitute for your obsolete tactics and tools. Mine are the battle-ships of righteousness and integrity— The armor-plates of a quiet conscience and self-respect— The impregnable conning-tower of divine manhood— The Long Toms of persuasion— The machine guns of influence and example— The dum-dum bullets of pity and remorse— The impervious cordon of sympathy— The concentration camps of brotherhood— The submarine craft of forgiveness— The torpedo-boat-destroyer of love— And behind them all the dynamite of truth! I do not patent my inventions. Take them. They are free to all the world.
This poem is in the public domain.