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Twentieth Century Destruction




                                            Joan McNerney



                                   Joan McNerney is a poet from New York. This
                                  poem was written in 1963 and was published in
                                 a U.S. publication called Young America Sings.







                                               The dull metallic beat


                                               the stomping of the feet.






                                               Seems determined in its sound


                                               to tear the heavens down.





                                               With the fire and the fight


                                               the devil’s own delight.




                                               To quench his burning thirst


                                               with the blood of war.


























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