Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, COLONEL LINDBERG, by CALE YOUNG RICE



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First Line: Tear the wings from his shoulders
Last Line: Now let us forget.
Subject(s): Dishonor; Nazis; Tyranny & Tyrants; National Socialism


Tear the wings from his shoulders;
He has brought them to shame.
The wings of his heart have shrivelled
In a Nazi flame.
Tear the wings from his shoulders,
The wings of command,
And let him wear his medal
From a tyrant land.

Tear the wings from his shoulders,
Nor mention again his name
Among the eagle fliers
Whose fight is for more than fame.
Tear the wings from his shoulders,
And bow with regret
He was once our youth and glory.
Now let us forget.





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