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The Has-Been

The Has-Been

A STONE face higher than six horses stood five thousand
Years gazing at the world seeming to clutch a secret.
A boy passes and throws a niggerhead that chips off the
End of the nose from the stone face; he lets fly a
Mud ball that spatters the right eye and cheek of the
Old looker-on.
The boy laughs and goes whistling “ee-ee-ee ee-ee-ee.”
The stone face stands silent, seeming to clutch a
Secret.



Poem The Has-Been - Carl Sandburg