"Libertad! Igualdad! Fraternidad!" Poem by William Carlos Williams

"Libertad! Igualdad! Fraternidad!"

Rating: 2.9


You sullen pig of a man
you force me into the mud
with your stinking ash-cart!

Brother!
--if we were rich
we'd stick our chests out
and hold our heads high!

It is dreams that have destroyed us.

There is no more pride
in horses or in rein holding.
We sit hunched together brooding
our fate.

Well--
all things turn bitter in the end
whether you choose the right or
the left way
and--
dreams are not a bad thing.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Jetty J Newnham 18 November 2012

People attack me for my beliefs. I respond by saying you have no right to attack my dreams that's what this poem says to me

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John Tiong Chunghoo 12 May 2006

william, that 's so true.

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C.d. Xiang 02 January 2009

Patently belligerent preliminarily, retrospective in the middle, and concurring ultimately.

10 14 Reply

In the end, we all have our share of winters...

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Georgios Venetopoulos 17 September 2014

It appears like the speech of a Neanderthal shaman to his tribe. This write is not a poem.

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Douglas Scotney 06 October 2019

sort of a Life Of Brian moment

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Dr Antony Theodore 06 October 2019

all things turn bitter in the end whether you choose the right or the left way and- dreams are not a bad thing. very good poem. tony

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Kumarmani Mahakul 06 October 2019

all things turn bitter in the end whether you choose the right or the left way and- dreams are not a bad thing.....so true and impressive. A beautiful poem is well executed.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 06 October 2019

Dreams must be backed by appropriate action and hard work for their fulfilment. Well deserved classic of the day.

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Hasan Khan 06 October 2019

like the way he shows evil acts

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