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A Poem For Myself

Rating: 3.8
I was born in Mississippi;
I walked barefooted thru the mud.
Born black in Mississippi,
Walked barefooted thru the mud.
But, when I reached the age of twelve
I left that place for good.
My daddy chopped cotton
And he drank his liquor straight.
Said my daddy chopped cotton
And he drank his liquor straight.
When I left that Sunday morning
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Lerato 02 September 2018
We could learn a lot from this
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Susan Williams 26 March 2018
Again he is the master artist of the moment caught in his poetic verse better than it would be caught by a camera- the repetition strengthens the past but lays the path to the future- -Knight is a supreme poet
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Upendra Upm 26 March 2018
it speaks volume about the predicament of an individual.
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M Asim Nehal 18 July 2016
The pain of the poet in his poem writing about him is very strong and poignant......Nicely written poem.
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* Sunprincess * 15 February 2016
............a very nicely penned blues poem ?
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Dutendra Chamling 15 November 2015
...Going back to Mississippi This time to stay for good... Gonna be free in Mississippi Or dead in the Mississippi mud... beautiful.
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Fabrizio Frosini 25 July 2015
Gonna be free in Mississippi Or dead in the Mississippi mud. his soul sings all his pain
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Michelle Claus 04 May 2014
When the thoughts are first introduced, it sounds like the poet is telling us, the readers. When the thoughts are repeated, it sounds like the poet is telling himself - like he needs to plant his rock-solid realities in his mind and make peace with them. This would align with the poem's title, A Poem for Myself. It works well.
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Colleen Courtney 03 May 2014
I really enjoyed this bluesy poem! Has a very lyrical rhythm to it!
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Leslie Philibert 03 May 2014
Great poem with a real blues feeling,12-Bar pure...
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