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Carl Sandburg - Prayers of Steel

LAY me on an anvil, O God.
Beat me and hammer me into a crowbar.
Let me pry loose old walls.
Let me lift and loosen old foundations.
 
Lay me on an anvil, O God.
Beat me and hammer me into a steel spike.
Drive me into the girders that hold a skyscraper together.
Take red-hot rivets and fasten me into the central girders.
Let me be the great nail holding a skyscraper through blue nights into white stars.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 2. Prayers of Steel
Volume: Cornhuskers
- Leather Leggings
Year: Published/Written in 1918
Poem of the Day: Apr 16 2016

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