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Stephen Crane - Once there came a man

Once there came a man
Who said,
"Range me all men of the world in rows."
And instantly
There was terrific clamour among the people
Against being ranged in rows.
There was a loud quarrel, world-wide.
It endured for ages;
And blood was shed
By those who would not stand in rows,
And by those who pined to stand in rows.
Eventually, the man went to death, weeping.
And those who staid in bloody scuffle
Knew not the great simplicity.

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Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 5. Once there came a man
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: Published/Written in 1905
Poem of the Day: Aug 11 2000

Comment 78 of 78, added on September 2nd, 2015 at 11:06 PM.

AzJ8YC Im obliged for the article.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

crorkservice from United States
Comment 77 of 78, added on August 4th, 2015 at 5:45 AM.

EcKsKK Usually I don at read article on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do so! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thanks, very nice post.

matt crorkzz from Georgia, Republic of
Comment 76 of 78, added on June 11th, 2015 at 7:39 AM.

EIfIK9 Im obliged for the blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

crorkzz from United Arab Emirates

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