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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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Flanders 1939

By Irving Genn, '43

The Magpie, January 1940, v. 24, n. 1, p. 61.

In Flanders fields we hear the roar
Of cannons, and the airplanes soar
Above the graves where rest was deep,
Till sound of guns through earth did seep
And woke us up with their furor.

We are the dead of futile war,
Who thought the battle won and o'er,
And gladly laid us down to sleep
In Flanders fields.

But now man struggles as of yore.
Poppies again are stained with gore.
Again the hosts of death shall sweep
As men will fight and kill and weep
While we the dead make room for more
In Flanders fields.




The Magpie Sings the Great Depression

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