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Chicago - Poem by Carl Sandburg

Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the Big Shoulders:

They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I
have seen your painted women under the gas lamps
luring the farm boys.
And they tell me you are crooked and I answer: Yes, it
is true I have seen the gunman kill and go free to
kill again.
And they tell me you are brutal and my reply is: On the
faces of women and children I have seen the marks
of wanton hunger.
And having answered so I turn once more to those who
sneer at this my city, and I give them back the sneer
and say to them:
Come and show me another city with lifted head singing
so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.
Flinging magnetic curses amid the toil of piling job on
job, here is a tall bold slugger set vivid against the
little soft cities;

Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action, cunning
as a savage pitted against the wilderness,

Bareheaded,
Shoveling,
Wrecking,
Planning,
Building, breaking, rebuilding,

Under the smoke, dust all over his mouth, laughing with
white teeth,
Under the terrible burden of destiny laughing as a young
man laughs,
Laughing even as an ignorant fighter laughs who has
never lost a battle,
Bragging and laughing that under his wrist is the pulse,
and under his ribs the heart of the people,

Laughing!

Laughing the stormy, husky, brawling laughter of
Youth, half-naked, sweating, proud to be Hog
Butcher, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with
Railroads and Freight Handler to the Nation.
Carl Sandburg

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Suno!
Wo Kehta Hy K Tm Badal Gaye Ho,
Suno!
Wo Ye Ni Manta K M Ni Tm Badl Gaye Ho,
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wo mere zakhmo ka marham ho gaye..

jab se unse meri shana sa

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Rangeen

وہ آ کے خواب میں تسکینِ اضطراب تو دے
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Humein Chahiye Bas Taluq T

Dropp’d feather from the wings of God
My little songs and snatches are,
So light He does not hea

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Dunya K Dard Main Bikhri To Bohat Royi. .
Wo Kehti Thi K Ma

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Yeh aur baat k koi sunny wala na tha.

UP with the sun, the breeze arose,
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Faraz? wo ankhain jheel c gehri tu hain magar!
un main koi aks meray nam ka nahin
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Sab Kuch Luta Diya Tere Ishq Mein,

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Han Yad Hai Humain Do Din Ki Mohabbat
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ham tujh se kis hawas ki falak justaju karen
dil hi nahin raha hai jo kuch arazu karen


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