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On The Amtrak From Boston To New York City

Rating: 4.8
The white woman across the aisle from me says 'Look,
look at all the history, that house
on the hill there is over two hundred years old, '
as she points out the window past me

into what she has been taught. I have learned
little more about American history during my few days
back East than what I expected and far less
of what we should all know of the tribal stories
whose architecture is 15,000 years older
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COMMENTS
L MILTON HANKINS 07 December 2020
Sherman, this is one of the most moving, inspiring, poignant pieces I have read in a long time. Pure genius! ! ! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this beautiful poem.
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Erin Cowart 08 July 2020
I would rate this poem a 20 if the scale went that high! Exceptional.
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Bill Grace 06 December 2019
This is a fine poem aided by a great last line! Bill Grace
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Bernard Kennedy 06 June 2017
very original and descriptive, well written.
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Stanley Breyers 06 August 2012
Walter, you must be white! I forgot you're the true authority on what is and isn't necessary in this day and age-thanks so much for that. What would we do without your wisdom to completely suppress the meaning behind Alexie's barbaric and misplaced hostility? ! Keep on inspiring us with your ever-so-balanced insight of the true and intended meaning behind the poetry written by authors of color. I'm sure that your attitude will help solve the whole one group taking advantage of another group of people, and destroying them for the most part problem.
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Tosin Otitoju 30 January 2012
My new love in poetry - Sheman Alexie. Gorgeous.
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Rocky Rocky 19 February 2008
This is a nice poem. Nicely written. I have been able to use its resources and write a nice essay. its posted on: http: //www.freestudentedu.com/viewessayid_171.php
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Walter Durk 10 March 2007
This is obviously very powerfully and well written. It conveys a strong sense of hostility and while that is understandable, I am not so sure it is a necessary statement in this day and age. The one universal message to be received is that there seems to be a cycle of one group taking advantage of another group of people, and destroying them for the most part, as evidenced in Iraq and elsewhere.
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kirk Brennen 23 October 2018
I agree Walter
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