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The Magpie Sings the Great Depression:
Selections from DeWitt Clinton High School's Literary Magazine, 1929-1942

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Two Poems

George Edington, '36

The Magpie, January 1936, v. 37, n. 1, p. 44.

To work, to strive,
To be alive;
To walk, to stride,
And never ride:
Be drenched by rain
And not complain;

Never say die,
But ever try;
Never be late,
Nor hesitate.
I'll gladly cry it,
But never try it.

I would not gladly die for you
Nor to kill a dragon try for you;
Nor love the ground on which you trod
Nor to be true, "So help me God"
For you I would not brave defeat,
Nor strew your path with roses sweet.
I would not, for you brave a fire
Nor do anything so rash and dire.
But if it fits in with your wishes
I'll very gladly wash the dishes.

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