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Men

Rating: 3.9

When I was young, I used to
Watch behind the curtains
As men walked up and down the street. Wino men, old men.
Young men sharp as mustard.
See them. Men are always
Going somewhere.
They knew I was there. Fifteen
Years old and starving for them.
Under my window, they would pauses,
Their shoulders high like the

Breasts of a young girl,
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
E. S. 02 July 2013

who are you people to say this is good? ? bad!

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Dahlia Fujiwara 19 July 2012

It's a beautiful poem but sad that it's about when she was raped when she was 8 years old. It's amazing how the most beautiful and soulful people have their talent born of sorrowful circumstances

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Ruby Honeytip 02 November 2012

This poem is deep and unsettling.....words to invoke feelings. Brilliant!

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Ryan Clark 03 March 2013

Talkin Bout Sex! ! ! ! !

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Ger O Neill 08 June 2014

dont like this at all, too explicit

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Dr Antony Theodore 08 December 2020

Wino men, old men. Young men sharp as mustard. See them. Men are always Going somewhere. a very fine poem. tony

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Dr Antony Theodore 12 October 2020

One day they hold you in the Palms of their hands, gentle, as if you Were the last raw egg in the world. poetic images. tony

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Pamela Lutwyche 20 September 2020

Such a powerful poem

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L Milton Hankins 20 September 2020

Exceptionally well-written and powerful poem. Angelou cannot be matched for raw talent and ability to write from the soul.

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Suresh Kumar Ek 05 September 2020

no need of a key to this powerful poem

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