Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE OLD MEN AND THE YOUNG MEN, by WITTER BYNNER



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THE OLD MEN AND THE YOUNG MEN, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Said the old men to the young men
Last Line: "you."
Alternate Author Name(s): Morgan, Emanuel
Subject(s): Pacifism; Peace Movements


Said the old men to the young men,
"Who will take arms to be free?"
Said the young men to the old men,
"We."

Said the old men to the young men,
"It is finished. You may go."
Said the young men to the old men,
"No."

Said the old men to the young men,
"What is there left to do?"
Said the young men to the old men,
"You."





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