Ernest Hemingway

Oak Park, Illinois
Ernest Hemingway
Oak Park, Illinois
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Roosevelt

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Workingmen believed
He busted trusts,
And put his picture in their windows.
'What he'd have done in France!'
They said.
Perhaps he would--
He could have died
Perhaps,
Though generals rarely die except in bed,
As he did finally.
And all the legends that he started in his life
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Susan Williams 16 June 2016
After reading this poem, I have a feeling Hemingway both idolized Roosevelt, and felt betrayed by him. I also think this poem could be about himself. After all, he was the ultimate self-legend creator. As with Roosevelt, the myth takes over and becomes the man.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 16 June 2016
Legends that he started in his life Live on and prosper, Unhampered now by his existence.
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Edward Kofi Louis 16 June 2016
By his existence! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Fabrizio Frosini 28 February 2016
'' Though generals rarely die except in bed '' 'rarely', yes.. it's a great truth..
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