[Skip Navigation]

Plagiarist Poetry Sites: Plagiarist.com | Poetry X | Poetry Discussion Forums | Open Poetry Project | Joycean.org
Enter our Poetry Contest
Win Cash and Publication!

Plagiarist.com Archive

Read more poems by Carl Sandburg: Carl Sandburg Poems at Poetry X.

More poems by Carl SandburgCarl Sandburg | Print this page.Print | View and Write CommentsComments | Books by Carl SandburgBooks by Carl Sandburg

And They Obey

Carl Sandburg

Smash down the cities.
Knock the walls to pieces.
Break the factories and cathedrals, warehouses
     and homes
Into loose piles of stone and lumber and black
     burnt wood:
     You are the soldiers and we command you.

Build up the cities.
Set up the walls again.
Put together once more the factories and cathedrals,
     warehouses and homes
Into buildings for life and labor:
     You are workmen and citizens all: We
     command you.

Added: 16 Jun 2002 | Last Read: 27 Jun 2017 11:38 PM | Viewed: 5361 times

A PoetryNotes™ Analysis of And They Obey by Carl Sandburg, is Available!

A PoetryNotes™ eBook is available for this poem for delivery within 24 hours, and usually available within minutes during normal business hours.

ON SALE - only $29.95 19.95!

For more information...


URL: http://plagiarist.com/poetry/4645/ | Viewed on 27 June 2017.
Copyright ©2017 Plagiarist - All rights reserved.