The People, Yes is a rather long poem by Carl Sandburg.

It stresses the belief that humanity is somewhat like a confused crowd of people. Parts of the poem seem to come from Sandburg himself, such as:

"This old anvil has seen many broken hammers / There are men who can't be bought."

The pair of lines has changed once in a reprinting, but is oft-quoted as a representation of Sandburg's philosophy in a strong work ethic. His Chicago-based poems seem to reflect this ideal, and many of these works appealed to the natives of the city that would normally not appreciate poetry. After all, it can be hard to project literature onto blue collar workers.