Walt Whitman

(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States)

Walt Whitman's Caution - Poem by Walt Whitman


TO The States, or any one of them, or any city of The States,
Resist much, obey little;
Once unquestioning obedience, once fully enslaved;
Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city, of this earth, ever
afterward resumes its liberty.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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