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They tell me you are wicked and I believe them by ncesca
They tell me you are wicked and I believe them
       "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,
            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 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.

- "Chicago," Carl Sandburg 


N. Miceli
Artist | Photography
United States


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29cfrun Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for adding my work
murasaki55 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
thanks a lot for the triple fave. :D
Jareth-Barnowl Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
thanx a lot for the fav ;)
ayhantomak Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Thank you for the fav... :sun:
Barnum60 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for faving! :wave:
JosephYang Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the :+fav:
NocturnalStigma Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for faving!:)
marcgosselin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding Jaguar to your collection.
I would like to invite you to visit my music site [link] when you have the time.
There's also a poll concerning my music, located on my DA profile page below my ID, if you would like to participate. Your feedback is appreciated.
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William-Cordero Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Photographer
thanks :)
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