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I Go Back To May 1937

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I see them standing at the formal gates of their colleges,
I see my father strolling out
under the ochre sandstone arch, the
red tiles glinting like bent
plates of blood behind his head, I
see my mother with a few light books at her hip
standing at the pillar made of tiny bricks,
the wrought-iron gate still open behind her, its
sword-tips aglow in the May air,
they are about to graduate, they are about to get married,
they are kids, they are dumb, all they know is they are
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Khairul Ahsan 15 November 2020
'Do what you are going to do, and I will tell about it' - that's the way to do it. Congratulations on your poem's selection as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'!
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Mahtab Bangalee 15 November 2020
strike sparks from them, I say Do what you are going to do, and I will tell about it. /// it's a poem where the remembered past nowadays comes out as a history where are appended the happiness and sorrow of life, the struggle, the conjugal life; the benumbed feelings of real-life and many others things of life; it's really stupendous writing; I enjoyed
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Susan Williams 15 November 2020
Now that was a powerful read! ! ! The intensity of a mystery novel and the emotion of a well-crafted poem. I have got to read more by this extraordinary writer! ! ! !
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simply beautiful and grandeur
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Deluke Muwanigwa 15 November 2020
Great poem. It leaves one to fill in the puzzle. Bang them together at the hips. Thats a unique artistic way of talking in public about procreation. Great stuff.
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Paul Amrod 23 November 2017
A very dynamic warning exhibiting the necessity of personal thought before actions are taken, I am also a propagator of self-thinking. Thank you for your wonderful poem, Paul
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Ravi Kopra 23 November 2017
I take them up like the male and female paper dolls and bang them together at the hips, like chips of flint, as if to strike sparks from them, .... And then you come into the world enchanting everyone with poems of life and love. People bang, sparks fly and they see shining stars in daylight. You did pretty well, Sharon. There were sparks with lightening. Thunderous clouds gathered and rained till the parched, dry earth could drink no more.
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Edward Kofi Louis 23 November 2017
I will tell about it! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 23 November 2017
She revives the remembrance of what is now so painful to her but bold enough to face it fearlessly..............candidly expressed...........thanks for sharing
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Bernard F. Asuncion 23 November 2017
Such an interesting write, Sharon....... a huge 10+++
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