Edgar Lee Masters

(23 August 1868 – 5 March 1950 / Kansas / United States)

Jonas Keene - Poem by Edgar Lee Masters

Why did Albert Schirding kill himself
Trying to be County Superintendent of Schools,
Blest as he was with the means of life
And wonderful children, bringing him honor
Ere he was sixty?
If even one of my boys could have run a news-stand,
Or one of my girls could have married a decent man,
I should not have walked in the rain
And jumped into bed with clothes all wet,
Refusing medical aid.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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