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Saturday At The Canal

Rating: 3.7
I was hoping to be happy by seventeen.
School was a sharp check mark in the roll book,
An obnoxious tuba playing at noon because our team
Was going to win at night. The teachers were
Too close to dying to understand. The hallways
Stank of poor grades and unwashed hair. Thus,
A friend and I sat watching the water on Saturday,
Neither of us talking much, just warming ourselves
By hurling large rocks at the dusty ground
And feeling awful because San Francisco was a postcard
On a bedroom wall. We wanted to go there,
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Jannatul Merry 16 February 2021
So beautiful writing! !
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Kim Barney 16 February 2021
Fantastic poem, Gary! Five stars and to my favorites list!
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Grace Diane Jessen 16 February 2021
What a fascinating poem! I enjoyed it very much. Could feel the emotion and see the images.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 16 February 2021
Congratulations with the Modern Poem Of The Day, A very honest poem profoundly conveyed and crystal clearly composed.5 Stars! A very sad and thoughtful poem.
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Nika Mcguin 15 February 2021
Beautifully written! I felt 17 again just reading it. Such wistfulness in these lines. I wonder, did they ever get out or did they get stuck in their town? Lovely write.
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I’m hat gay people 30 September 2020
Gays and lesbians should die, better yet burn.
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fyi 05 January 2021
nobody asked
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Gamer 24 September 2020
............Gaming rn............
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Chinedu Dike 24 April 2020
A beautiful poem well articulated and nicely brought forth with conviction.
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Looocas 02 May 2019
Great poem very simple and has a deep meaning!
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Abbhoop24 28 September 2018
I love this poem.
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