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A Red Palm

Rating: 3.6
You're in this dream of cotton plants.
You raise a hoe, swing, and the first weeds
Fall with a sigh. You take another step,
Chop, and the sigh comes again,
Until you yourself are breathing that way
With each step, a sigh that will follow you into town.

That's hours later. The sun is a red blister
Coming up in your palm. Your back is strong,
Young, not yet the broken chair
In an abandoned school of dry spiders.
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Bharati Nayak 16 February 2021
How dreams are entwined with cotton plants! The cotton plants fall with sighs to provide food and light to the family ---The struggle of life so wonderfully presented! Congratulations for this amazing poem being selected as the Poem of the Day!
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Bharati Nayak 16 February 2021
You're in this dream of cotton plants. You raise a hoe, swing, and the first weeds Fall with a sigh. You take another step, Chop, and the sigh comes again, Until you yourself are breathing that way With each step, a sigh that will follow you into town.----A splendid poem!
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ayesha 17 December 2020
in line 3 what makes the sound and what does it suggest?
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guacamole n pito 05 October 2020
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Chinedu Dike 24 April 2020
Well expressed thoughts and feelings. An insightful work of art. Thanks for sharing, Gary.
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Danny Green 08 November 2019
it was a great poem and very inspiring for young kids.
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urmom.com 09 May 2019
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Steph Curry 09 May 2019
thats a good poem for sure
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Tatiana 09 May 2019
your funny
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penischeeto.com 15 April 2020
*ahem* *you’re
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wigaa 05 April 2019
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maritssa 02 October 2018
what i liked about the poem is that the character does the same thing like me. for example, when i feel bored i go under a tree and see the sun set down.
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