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Masters, Edgar Lee: Spoon River Anthology - Knowlt Hoheimer

Portre of Masters, Edgar Lee

Spoon River Anthology - Knowlt Hoheimer (English)

  I was the first fruits of the battle of Missionary Ridge.

  When I felt the bullet enter my heart

  I wished I had staid at home and gone to jail

  For stealing the hogs of Curl Trenary,

  Instead of running away and joining the army.

  Rather a thousand times the county jail

  Than to lie under this marble figure with wings,

  And this granite pedestal Bearing the words, "Pro Patria."

  What do they mean, anyway?

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