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Carl Sandburg - Death Snips Proud Men

DEATH is stronger than all the governments because the governments are men and men die and then death laughs: Now you see
’em, now you don’t.
  
Death is stronger than all proud men and so death snips proud men on the nose, throws a pair of dice and says: Read ’em
and weep.
  
Death sends a radiogram every day: When I want you I’ll drop in—and then one day he comes with a master-key and
lets himself in and says: We’ll go now.
  
Death is a nurse mother with big arms: ’Twon’t hurt you at all; it’s your time now; you just need a long
sleep, child; what have you had anyhow better than sleep?

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 3. Death Snips Proud Men
Volume: Smoke and Steel
- III. Broken-Face Gargoyles
Year: Published/Written in 1922

Comment 1 of 1, added on February 1st, 2005 at 7:36 PM.

I am so ispired by this poem. it kind of reminds me of how life was and always will be. Great poem.

Jessica D. Salinas from United States

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