Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 1963
Genre Poetry
Origin US
Publisher Grove Press
My Copy Hardback
First Read May 29, 2009

Stand Up, Friend, With Me

They are not silent like workhorses
Who are happy or indifferent about the plow and the wagon;
Donkeys don't submit like that
For they are sensitive
And cry continually under their burdens
. . .
And if I tried to explain to them
Why work is not only necessary but good,
I am afraid that they would never understand
And kick me with their back legs
As commentary on my wisdom.

Quoted on September 28, 2011

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