Friday, January 3, 2003

Admonitions Comments

Rating: 3.4

boys
i don't promise you nothing
but this
what you pawn

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Lucille Clifton
COMMENTS
Ravi Kopra 02 December 2017

Boys, be straight turn off the TV don't sit giggling foolishly listen to your big mama go do your homework or i will whip your black ass and you will plead and cry - mama, please, no mama...

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Anil Kumar Panda 02 December 2017

With a nice style the poet has put his point hard. Humorous.Thanks for sharing.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 02 December 2017

Beautiful poem with humor huntingly depicted. Thanks and congratulations for POD.

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Rajnish Manga 02 December 2017

Nicely put forth. A sensible way to correct a wrong perception. Thanks, Lucille.

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 02 December 2017

I feel it was so thoughtful and humor of her to give children this admonition........very well crafted.......thanks for sharing

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 02 December 2017

With a great sense of humour to live by, your poem touches the core silently and smoothly. Thanks for the poem so brilliant. 10

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Bernard F. Asuncion 02 December 2017

I like the sense of humor of Lucille Clifton??????

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Edward Kofi Louis 02 December 2017

She is a poet! Thanks for sharing.

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Geoffrey Fafard 02 December 2017

Don't you just love the last few lines...I do!

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Dutendra Chamling 28 October 2015

...boys i don't promise you nothing but this what you pawn i will redeem what you steal i will conceal my private silence to your public guilt is all i got... What a wonderful.

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Colleen Courtney 15 May 2014

Love this quirky and humorous poem! Well done!

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Richard Hexem 29 March 2010

I like this. good write.

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