poet Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks

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One Wants A Teller In A Time Like This

One wants a teller in a time like this

One's not a man, one's not a woman grown
To bear enormous business all alone.

One cannot walk this winding street with pride
Straight-shouldered, tranquil-eyed,
Knowing one knows for sure the way back home.
One wonders if one has a home.

One is not certain if or why or how.
One wants a Teller now:

Put on your rubbers and you won't catch a cold
Here's hell, there's heaven. Go to Sunday School
Be patient, time brings all good things-(and cool
Stong balm to calm the burning at the brain?)
Behold,
Love's true, and triumphs; and God's actual.

Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2012
Poem Edited: Friday, April 20, 2012

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  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (8/15/2020 11:43:00 PM)

    Faith and with God one can bear the enormous burden of life 10++

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/15/2020 10:42:00 PM)

    Put on your rubbers and you won't catch a cold
    Here's, there's heaven. Go to Sunday School
    Be patient, time brings all good things-(and cool
    Stong balm to calm the burning at the brain?)
    Behold,
    Love's true, and triumphs; and God's actual........beautiful poem;

    need a teller in time
    need a dower in time
    need human all time

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (8/15/2020 1:41:00 PM)

    Way back home! ! !
    Musing along with your mind.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • T Rajan Evol (8/15/2020 1:05:00 PM)

    Nice poem to read and follow.

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran NairParameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (8/15/2020 8:42:00 AM)

    Love's true, and triumphs; and God's actual.. Marvellous poem

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  • Tamara Beryl LathamTamara Beryl Latham (8/15/2020 8:28:00 AM)

    Wonderful message you've penned for the reader. We were not promised, pardon the cliché, a rose garden. Congratulations on POD. : -)

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (4/14/2019 11:02:00 AM)

    The difficulties faced by modern man in day to day's fast life with so many things to remember and to perform, wonderfully versified.

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