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Cool Tombs

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When Abraham Lincoln was shoveled into the tombs he forgot
the copperheads and the assassin . . . in the dust, in the
cool tombs.

And Ulysses Grant lost all thought of con men and Wall Street,
cash and collateral turned ashes . . . in the dust, in the
cool tombs.

Pocahontas' body, lovely as a poplar, sweet as a red haw in
November or a pawpaw in May, did she wonder? does she

remember? . . . in the dust, in the cool tombs?
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M Asim Nehal 09 August 2016

What a coincidence, I read some poems of Abraham Lincoln today only and then read this excellent poem...

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B Nash 14 February 2010

I always loved Carl Sandburg. His love for Lincoln was great. The first book I ever read was his biography of Abraham Lincoln-when I was twelve years old. It reads like poetry, even though not always historically accurate. He wrote other poems about Lincoln other than 'Cool Tombs.' For more on Sandburg visit: http: //abesblogcabin.org/category/poets-on-lincoln

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