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(Unpublished) #Poem: “I should’ve been George Willard”

Three of my favorite literary works are Thornton Wilder’s 1936 play Our Town, Sherwood Anderson’s 1919 short story collection Winesburg, Ohio, and Edgar Lee Master’s 1916 poetry collection Spoon River Anthology, and this poem alludes to characters in all three. Though the commentary made in it is personal, the allusions serve as a comparisons to real life.  I should’ve been George Willard I should’ve been George Willard, rambling naively around town, soaking up the double-tongued tales of some local Parcival, or showing kindness to the pathetic, frightened Wing Biddlebaum. I… Read more (Unpublished) #Poem: “I should’ve been George Willard”