Walt Whitman

(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States)

Race Of Veterans



RACE of veterans! Race of victors!
Race of the soil, ready for conflict! race of the conquering march!
(No more credulity's race, abiding-temper'd race;)
Race henceforth owning no law but the law of itself;
Race of passion and the storm.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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