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Old Folks Laugh

Rating: 4.5
They have spent their
content of simpering,
holding their lips this
and that way, winding
the lines between
their brows. Old folks
allow their bellies to jiggle like slow
tambourines.
The hollers
rise up and spill
over any way they want.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: people power
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COMMENTS
Most sympathetic poem about old folks.Congratulations on being chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day. How loveliest worded. My Congrats to the family of the late great poetess! 5 Stars!
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Dr Dillip K Swain 02 May 2021
Simply I can say this is quite a perceptive poem.
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send help to jose in iss 11 November 2020
me no like it. its way to long
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Suresh Kumar Ek 05 September 2020
the laugh of old folks lauggh, the world wins
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Party girl 13 March 2019
Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee it!
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Rhonda 19 June 2018
Love the story by angelou
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Unique Miller 16 February 2018
This us a great poem but that is not my real name..Mt real name started with an D
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JC Games 12 February 2018
That was a nice poem
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Tricia Fish 09 December 2017
I love/loved Maya Angelou's poems in her beautifully written greeting cards!
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Tom Allport 13 February 2017
a wonderfully observed poem about older people having the freedom to laugh when they want to?
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