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Carl Sandburg - Finish

DEATH comes once, let it be easy.
Ring one bell for me once, let it go at that.
Or ring no bell at all, better yet.
Sing one song if I die.
Sing John Brown’s Body or Shout All Over God’s Heaven.
Or sing nothing at all, better yet.
Death comes once, let it be easy.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 14. Finish
Volume: Smoke and Steel
- X. Panels
Year: Published/Written in 1922
Poem of the Day: Mar 4 2006

Comment 2 of 2, added on March 26th, 2012 at 8:19 PM.

When Carl DID die - his family held a small service, where they sang both these songs and rang the bell once. simple tribute to a great man.

Sandy from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on March 4th, 2006 at 3:47 PM.

This is a great poem and really shows emotion!

Macayla from United States

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