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May 1968

Rating: 3.3
When the Dean said we could not cross campus
until the students gave up the buildings,
we lay down, in the street,
we said the cops will enter this gate
over us. Lying back on the cobbles,
I saw the buildings of New York City
from dirt level, they soared up
and stopped, chopped off--above them, the sky,
the night air over the island.
The mounted police moved, near us,
while we sang, and then I began to count,
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Wayne Kingston 03 March 2016
1968 was that kind of year. Remember it well. Thanks for capturing this moment and I pray your daughter is fine 48 later...You're really talented, Lady.
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Rajnish Manga 22 February 2015
The graphic details of an event relating to a protest during university days is thrilling account of grit and determination and a spirit to act come what may. Thanks for this wonderful poem.
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Aftab Alam Khursheed 22 February 2015
strong write of an event beautifully described
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Colleen Courtney 15 May 2014
Interesting and enjoyable read.
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