Good Times Poem by Lucille Clifton

Good Times

Rating: 4.0


my daddy has paid the rent
and the insurance man is gone
and the lights is back on
and my uncle brud has hit
for one dollar straight
and they is good times
good times
good times

my mama has made bread
and grampaw has come
and everybody is drunk
and dancing in the kitchen
and singing in the kitchen
of these is good times
good times
good times

oh children think about the
good times

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Faith Elizabeth Brigham 07 January 2005

Quite impressive...this has always been one of my favorites of hers...it has such a wonderful flow to it and powerful delivery.

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Colleen Courtney 15 May 2014

What a great poem. Inspires us to remember the simple and fun times of a life lived when younger.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 02 June 2017

Singing in the kitchen...... thanks for posting......

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Edward Kofi Louis 02 June 2017

Memories! ! With the muse of the past. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Anil Kumar Panda 02 June 2017

That is the best mantra to live a happy life..enjoy every simple moments of life. Children remain in front to take pleasure in simple things. Very nice.

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Chinedu Dike 23 January 2022

A beautiful poem written from the heart....

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MAHTAB BANGALEE 20 June 2021

beautiful poem shared; I enjoyed here some nostalgic childhood feelings

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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 June 2021

correction: My Congratulations to the family of the late great Poetess!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 June 2021

Finest poem and most deserving as The Modern Poem Of The Day. Congratulations to the great poetess!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 June 2021

this poem addressed to the kids, but it can ve read also as poems for adults, any time is good times according to our image. perfect pleasant poem to be read time and again.5 Stars full for this appreciative poem of the true meaning of true good times

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Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton

Baltimore, Maryland
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