Carl Sandburg

(6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois)

Blacklisted - Poem by Carl Sandburg

Why shall I keep the old name?
What is a name anywhere anyway?
A name is a cheap thing all fathers and mothers leave each child:
A job is a job and I want to live, so
Why does God Almighty or anybody else care whether I take a new name to go by?


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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