March 7th, 2008

poetry, exceptindreams

154: We Real Cool

“We Real Cool”
Gwendolyn Brooks

THE POOL PLAYERS.
SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN SHOVEL.

We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We
Die soon.


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I've liked this poem since the fifth grade when I first had to memorize it.

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