A Creed

Original Text: 

Edwin Markham, Lincoln & Other Poems (New York: McClure, Phillips, 1901): 25. Internet Archive

1To Mr. David Lubin
2There is a destiny that makes us brothers:
3    None goes his way alone:
4All that we send into the lives of others
5    Comes back into our own.
6I care not what his temples or his creeds,
7    One thing holds firm and fast --
8That into his fateful heap of days and deeds
9    The soul of a man is cast.