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The Carpenter's Son

Rating: 3.3
"Here the hangman stops his cart:
Now the best of friends must part.
Fare you well, for ill fare I:
Live, lads, and I will die.

"Oh, at home had I but stayed
'Prenticed to my father's trade,
Had I stuck to plane and adze,
I had not been lost, my lads.
"Then I might have built perhaps
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George Samuel 26 September 2014
Fare you well, for ill fare I: In anguish we try to forget the things we love when they live not finding a suitable way to say goodbye. Nice poem.
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Sagnik Chakraborty 26 September 2014
Beautiful allusion of the crucifixion of Christ through a secular everyday shroud.
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A wonderful poem in its nice creativity.
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Carolina Jamies 26 September 2013
nice poem but i suggest member poems should be used as poem of the day and not dead poets.thanks
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Liliana ~el 26 September 2013
Revolutionary martyr.
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Babatunde Aremu 26 September 2013
Biblical allusion at its best. A wonderful way of relating the experience of Jsus Christ on the Cross.
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Kevin Straw 26 September 2012
This seems to be a secular version of the Crucifixion. It is not saying pick up your Cross and follow me, but keep your noses clean and you will not end up on a cross!
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Pranab K Chakraborty 26 September 2011
... at home had I but stayed Much to stop here for further move. The tune is yet for our own perhaps...
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Juan Olivarez 26 September 2011
I think all of you have missed the point. This is a story of Jesus cruxifiction.
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Mishack Mchunu 26 September 2011
'Here hang I, and right and left Two poor fellows hang for theft: All the same's the luck we prove, Though the midmost hangs for love.' M so in love with this poem, thank you!
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