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I Am The People, The Mob

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I Am the people--the mob--the crowd--the mass.
Do you know that all the great work of the world is
done through me?
I am the workingman, the inventor, the maker of the
world's food and clothes.
I am the audience that witnesses history. The Napoleons
come from me and the Lincolns. They die. And
then I send forth more Napoleons and Lincolns.
I am the seed ground. I am a prairie that will stand
for much plowing. Terrible storms pass over me.

I forget. The best of me is sucked out and wasted.
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Michael Walker 06 November 2019

'The people' I see as a positive term. They are the ones who do all the work in a country, but seldom get recognition, unlike the Napoleons and Lincolns. A poem about the people had to be written, which Carl Sandburg has done so well.

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Leah Ross 20 May 2016

very profound write well penned

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