Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ANNA IMROTH, by CARL SANDBURG



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First Line: Cross the hands over the breast here - so
Last Line: It is the hand of god and the lack of fire escapes.
Subject(s): Child Labor; Fire


Cross the hands over the breast here -- so.
Straighten the legs a little more -- so.
And call for the wagon to come and take her home.
Her mother will cry some and so will her sisters and brothers.
But all of the others got down and they are safe and this is the only
one of the factory girls who wasn't lucky in making the jump
when the fire broke.
It is the hand of God and the lack of fire escapes.




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