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Edgar Lee Masters - Mrs. George Reece

To this generation I would say:
Memorize some bit of verse of truth or beauty.
It may serve a turn in your life.
My husband had nothing to do
With the fall of the bank -- he was only cashier.
The wreck was due to the president, Thomas Rhodes,
And his vain, unscrupulous son.
Yet my husband was sent to prison,
And I was left with the children,
To feed and clothe and school them.
And I did it, and sent them forth
Into the world all clean and strong,
And all through the wisdom of Pope, the poet:
"Act well your part, there all the honor lies." 

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Poet: Edgar Lee Masters
Poem: Mrs. George Reece
Poem of the Day: Oct 29 2012

Comment 1 of 1, added on October 29th, 2012 at 3:02 AM.

I had a friend:
I once had a friend of the Scorpio sign
Caring and friendly yet full of jealousy
She buys me the bread and juice of the vine
And we talk and laugh in spontaneity
We counted the stars and the falling leaves
And watched her dogs as they bullied the thieves
We rode along highways of the new world
And stopped at motels for a latino siesta
We watched the horizon and tomorrow behold
For coming tomorrow would eclipse the festa
Now tomorrow is here
And the Scorpio is there
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