HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » ICE Agents Have College D... » Reply #6

Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 11:25 PM

6. Do they sleep at night after a day of ripping families asunder? . . .

Possibly . . .

The Hangman at Home
by Carl Sandburg

WHAT does the hangman think about
When he goes home at night from work?
When he sits down with his wife and
Children for a cup of coffee and a
Plate of ham and eggs, do they ask
Him if it was a good day's work
And everything went well or do they
Stay off some topics and talk about
The weather, base ball, politics
And the comic strips in the papers
And the movies? Do they look at his
Hands when he reaches for the coffee
Or the ham and eggs? If the little
Ones say, Daddy, play horse, here's
A rope - does he answer like a joke:
I seen enough rope for today?
Or does his face light up like a
Bonfire of joy and does he say:
It's a good and dandy world we live
In. And if a white face moon looks
In through a window where a baby girl
Sleeps and the moon gleams mix with
Baby ears and baby hair -- the hangman --
How does he act then? It must be easy
For him. Anything is easy for a hangman,
I guess.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 20 replies Author Time Post
OhNo-Really Feb 2018 OP
JI7 Feb 2018 #1
lunasun Feb 2018 #2
Hortensis Feb 2018 #17
Throck Feb 2018 #3
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2018 #4
OhNo-Really Feb 2018 #5
LeftInTX Feb 2018 #7
OhNo-Really Feb 2018 #8
LeftInTX Feb 2018 #9
OhNo-Really Feb 2018 #11
OhNo-Really Feb 2018 #12
LeftInTX Feb 2018 #13
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2018 #14
LeftInTX Feb 2018 #15
DetroitLegalBeagle Feb 2018 #19
LineReply Do they sleep at night after a day of ripping families asunder? . . .
Journeyman Feb 2018 #6
OhNo-Really Feb 2018 #10
snort Feb 2018 #16
DeminPennswoods Feb 2018 #18
sarah FAILIN Feb 2018 #20
Please login to view edit histories.