Gary Soto

(1952 / Fresno, California)

A Red Palm - Poem by Gary Soto

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,
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Comments about A Red Palm by Gary Soto

  • (5/11/2012 8:46:00 AM)

    dear alexis you are my hero keep up the good work of getting plastered ;) (Report) Reply

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  • (3/16/2012 8:07:00 AM)

    somehow, managed to turn a smile upside down... you reap what you sow, but you have to make the best of it, so out of it can come benefits. no matter how much of a fooled you acted then, for your family you will break your back to give them all that they need and some of the desires that they want. to make sure that your child/ren doesn't reflect the fool you acted in school, but to be the business man you are in the fields w a better tune... beauty shows its' face in many directions (Report) Reply

  • (10/5/2010 2:03:00 PM)

    Hi im Alexis ligues and this poem reminds me of the one time that i tried to be cool and took vodka to school.. which i still do. and i think this poem is great! it makes me want to get wasted (Report) Reply

  • (3/14/2009 4:35:00 PM)

    this is lovely. It felt as tho' i was watching a film. very visual. thank you (Report) Reply

  • (2/1/2008 8:26:00 AM)

    i enjoy reading something that makes me tilt me head, and just say wow (Report) Reply

  • (9/21/2007 7:47:00 PM)

    A normal life made extraordinary. Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (1/20/2007 11:05:00 AM)

    I like this poem Gary, I truly enjoyed the read. Thankyou---Melvina--- (Report) Reply

  • (2/4/2005 9:39:00 AM)

    Makes me sleepy just by reading about it!
    Jamie Parker
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