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Carl Sandburg - Humdrum

IF I had a million lives to live
    and a million deaths to die
    in a million humdrum worlds,
I’d like to change my name
    and have a new house number to go by
    each and every time I died
    and started life all over again.
I wouldn’t want the same name every time
    and the same old house number always,
    dying a million deaths,
    dying one by one a million times:
    —would you?
              or you?
                    or you?

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 20. Humdrum
Volume: Cornhuskers
- Leather Leggings
Year: Published/Written in 1918
Poem of the Day: Feb 6 2006

Comment 3 of 3, added on October 27th, 2017 at 3:12 PM.


Comment 2 of 3, added on February 6th, 2006 at 4:05 PM.

i think that this poem is very interesting. because no one wants to be ordinary they want to be extrodinary

kari from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on February 6th, 2006 at 2:40 PM.

this is good i guess so


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