Ernest Hemingway

Oak Park, Illinois
Ernest Hemingway
Oak Park, Illinois

Advice To A Son

Rating: 3.2
Never trust a white man,
Never kill a Jew,
Never sign a contract,
Never rent a pew.
Don't enlist in armies;
Nor marry many wives;
Never write for magazines;
Never scratch your hives.
Always put paper on the seat,
Don't believe in wars,
Keep yourself both clean and neat,
Never marry whores.
Never pay a blackmailer,
Never go to law,
Never trust a publisher,
Or you'll sleep on straw.
All your friends will leave you
All your friends will die
So lead a clean and wholesome life
And join them in the sky.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
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COMMENTS
diarra 19 November 2020
I Never trust a white man because they are not so beautiful in they mind but they dont never believe in dieing one day
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Michael Walker 06 July 2020
He gives much sound advice to the son, nearly all of it in negative commandments 'do not'. Yet Ernest Hemingway shot himself-suicide-over stress regarding manuscripts and editors.
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Adeeb Alfateh 29 July 2019
Never marry whores. Never pay a blackmailer, Never go to law, good advice dude 10++++++++++++++++
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Ratnakar Mandlik 18 April 2016
Never trust a publisher, Or you will sleep on straw This advice must be for poets etc. Lead a clean and wholesome life And join your friends in the sky Nice advice to humanity in general.
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Fog Runner 18 April 2016
Never trust a publisher, Or you'll sleep on straw... HAHA
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Amiegbereta Edwin 18 April 2016
I love this piece. Thanks for sharing
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Amar Agarwala 18 April 2016
This is wisdom in a few simple stanzas... worthy of any son. Superb piece of work by this classical great!
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James Mclain 18 April 2016
Born on the same day and month as me, and his suicide was painless all could see. If he was just a little bit like me, I know he was, every thing I've ever done, I did like today was my last day on this earth. Rutting like a stag and drinking like a sailor, catching fish that over whelmed me, coming back to read a writer that I helped along this way. So I could join you in the sky to hear a trumpets low but distant sound.. iip
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Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek 18 April 2016
A simple piece of advice.
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Rajnish Manga 18 April 2016
These pearls of wisdom are based on the poet's experience. So, he would obviously like his son to follow them in letter and spirit. Nice work.
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