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Famous Strikers Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Strikers poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous strikers poems. These examples illustrate what a famous strikers poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Sandburg, Carl
...came to me a set of thoughts like these:
Mister Fischman is for Abe and the “malice to none” stuff,
And the street car strikers and the strike-breakers,
And the sluggers, gunmen, detectives, policemen,
Judges, utility heads, newspapers, priests, lawyers,
They are all for Abe and the “malice to none” stuff.

I started for the door.
“Maybe you want a lighter pair,”
Came Mister Fischman’s voice.
I opened the door … and the voice again:
“You are a funny customer....Read More



by Kipling, Rudyard
...chman,
 By a hearthstone unswept;
 For the Karela, the bitter Karela,
 Shall fruit where ye slept!

Ye shall not see my strikers; ye shall hear them and guess.
By night, before the moon-rise, I will send for my cess,
 And the wolf shall be your herdsman
 By a landmark removed;
 For the Karela, the bitter Karela,
 Shall seed where ye loved!

I will reap your fields before you at the hands of a host.
Ye shall glean behind my reapers for the bread that is lost;
 And the ...Read More

by Patchen, Kenneth
...
And the National Guard coming over
From Wheeling to stand in front of the millgates
With drawn bayonets jeering at the strikers?

I remember you would put daisies
On the windowsill at night and in
The morning they'd be so covered with soot
You couldn't tell what they were anymore.

A hell of a fat chance my orange bears had!...Read More

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