Then walked me off to head Still clinging to your shirt (1948) W. Ehrhart 1948 William) INanich Ehrhart was born and raised in Pennsylvania, He...
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Sins OF The Father and The North Korea Threat both have strong family emotions tied to their

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Then walked me off to head
Still clinging to your shirt
(1948)
W. D. Ehrhart 1948
William) INanich Ehrhart was born and raised in Pennsylvania, He enlisted in
the US. Marine Corps at the age of seventeen and served for three years, include
ing thirteen months in Vietnam, His poetry first appeared in Winning Heart wad
Mind: Hier Pores by Varmawe Veteran (1972), an anthology published by Vietnam
Veterans Against the War. He has since written more than fifteen books of poetry
and prose and edited a number of anthologies. Although the Vietnam War figures
prominently in much of Erhart's work, his poems cover a wide range of topics
the death of a friend, memories of a grandmother, respect for nature, and dismay
inspiration.
with the human condition. He cites his wife and his daughter as major sources of
Sins of the Father
Today my child came home from school in tears.
A classmate taunted her about her clothes,
and the other kids joined in, enough of them
to make her feel as if the fault was hers,
as if she can't fit in no matter what.
A decent child, lovely, bright, considerate.
It breaks my heart. It makes me want someone
to pay, It makes me think-O Christ, it makes
me think of things I haven't thought about
in years. How we nicknamed Barbara Hoffman
"Barn," walked behind her through the halls and moved
like cows. We kept this up for years, and not
for any reason I could tell you now
or even then except that it was fun.
Or seemed like fun. The nights that Barbara
must have cried herself to sleep, the days
she must have dreaded getting up for school.
Or Suzanne Heider. We called her "Spider,"
And we were certain Gareth Schultz was queer
and let him know it. Now there's nothing I
can do but stand outside my daughter's door
listening to her cry herself to sleep.

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