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Carl Sandburg - And They Obey

SMASH down the cities.
Knock the walls to pieces.
Break the factories and cathedrals, warehouses
and homes
Into loose piles of stone and lumber and black
burnt wood:
You are the soldiers and we command you.

Build up the cities.
Set up the walls again.
Put together once more the factories and cathedrals,
warehouses and homes
Into buildings for life and labor:
You are workmen and citizens all: We
command you.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 8. And They Obey
Volume: Chicago Poems
- War Poems (1914-1915)
Year: Published/Written in 1914
Poem of the Day: Nov 13 2013

Comment 18 of 18, added on February 2nd, 2018 at 9:46 PM.
Test, just a test

Hello. And Bye.

XRumerTest from Mozambique
Comment 17 of 18, added on July 6th, 2017 at 1:05 AM.
Test, just a test

Hello. And Bye.

XRumerTest from Slovenia
Comment 16 of 18, added on June 19th, 2017 at 7:38 PM.
Test, just a test

Hello. And Bye.

XRumerTest from Congo, Democratic Republic of

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