William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
William Butler Yeats
County Dublin / Ireland
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Why Should Not Old Men Be Mad?

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WHY should not old men be mad?
Some have known a likely lad
That had a sound fly-fisher's wrist
Turn to a drunken journalist;
A girl that knew all Dante once
Live to bear children to a dunce;
A Helen of social welfare dream,
Climb on a wagonette to scream.
Some think it a matter of course that chance
Should starve good men and bad advance,
That if their neighbours figured plain,
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COMMENTS
joe blaustein 06 December 2018
, , , particularly apt in times of Trump
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Bill Wright 14 October 2016
Excellent poem, really enjoyed it.
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* Sunprincess * 05 April 2016
......a wonderful poem with a great message - Life isn't fair ?
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Brian Jani 05 May 2014
Good poem
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