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Carl Sandburg - Questionnaire

HAVE I told any man to be a liar for my sake?
Have I sold ice to the poor in summer and coal to the poor in winter for the sake of daughters who nursed brindle bull
terriers and led with a leash their dogs clothed in plaid wool jackets?
Have I given any man an earful too much of my talk—or asked any man to take a snootful of booze on my account?
Have I put wool in my own ears when men tried to tell me what was good for me? Have I been a bum listener?
Have I taken dollars from the living and the unborn while I made speeches on the retributions that shadow the heels of the
dishonest?
Have I done any good under cover? Or have I always put it in the show windows and the newspapers?

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 13. Questionnaire
Volume: Cornhuskers
- Leather Leggings
Year: Published/Written in 1918
Poem of the Day: Mar 9 2007
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