And They Obey Poem by Carl Sandburg

And They Obey

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Smash down the cities.
Knock the walls to pieces.
Break the factories and cathedrals, warehouses
and homes
Into loose piles of stone and lumber and black
burnt wood:
You are the soldiers and we command you.
Build up the cities.
Set up the walls again.
Put together once more the factories and cathedrals,
warehouses and homes
Into buildings for life and labor:
You are workmen and citizens all: We
command you.

Friday, January 3, 2003
Topic(s) of this poem: soldier
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Subhas Chandra Chakra 10 November 2017

Into loose piles of stone and lumber and black burnt wood: Lovely poem.

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