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Carl Sandburg - Blacklisted

WHY shall I keep the old name?
What is a name anywhere anyway?
A name is a cheap thing all fathers and mothers leave
each child:
A job is a job and I want to live, so
Why does God Almighty or anybody else care whether
I take a new name to go by?

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 19. Blacklisted
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Chicago Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1912

Comment 2 of 2, added on October 17th, 2011 at 4:19 PM.
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What a great rouesrce this text is.

Bubber from Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
Comment 1 of 2, added on May 26th, 2005 at 6:26 PM.

Most people think when they hear of Blacklisting that it pertains to high elite writers, But every sailor in the merchant marine during world war II was required afetrwards to have his polital ideas examined and these working class guys were thrown out on their ear. Many union advocates (thousands) in construction, mining and ordinary work were thrown out with no way to make a living due to black lists.

David Williams from Canada

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