Saturday, June 28, 2014

Chicago: City of the Big Shoulders

©2014 Laurel J. Delaney.  All rights reserved.
by Carl Sandburg

"Hog Butcher for the World,
   Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
   Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler;
   Stormy, husky, brawling,
   City of the Big Shoulders:

They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I have seen your painted women under the gas  lamps luring the farm boys.
And they tell me you are crooked and I ..."

Read the entire poem:  Chicago by Carl Sandburg:  Poetry Magazine

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