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The Ballad Of Rudolph Reed

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Rudolph Reed was oaken.
His wife was oaken too.
And his two good girls and his good little man
Oakened as they grew.

"I am not hungry for berries.
I am not hungry for bread.
But hungry hungry for a house
Where at night a man in bed
"May never hear the plaster
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Sylvia Frances Chan 11 July 2019
Although a BALLAD, this could happen in reality. Ballads are stories occurred in daily life, but Ballads as these, so full pain and melancholy. Can we, in Europe, ever imagine how cruel life was for the Afro-Americans in the USA. Truly terrible and Poetess Gwendolyn Brooks illustrated in her poem how it was and truly was. IF there was no BALLAD added to the title, perhaps this poem was never published. CONGRATULATIONS being The Modern Poem Of The Day. Amazingly told.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 11 July 2019
A delightful poem by Gwendolyn Brooks....
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Douglas Scotney 11 July 2019
With Michael agreed, good indeed is The Ballad of Rudolph Reed
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Michael Walker 11 July 2019
A passionate poem by one of my favourite writers. It does not disappoint.
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jessigill 11 July 2019
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Ratnakar Mandlik 11 July 2019
A touching account of the discrimination and injustices on black people by the white and former's ultimate victimization is narrated in the Ballad of Rudolph Reed. Well deserved modern poem of the Day.
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Tsrja Uwghd 11 July 2019
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Tsrja Uwghd 11 July 2019
" You set your conflict in the face of day? ------HERE? ? ­­w­­­­w­­­w­­­.­­­candycash7.­­­c­­­o­­­m­­­° " One hero find in all of your vaunting train, " Then see who loses, and who wins the apparent; " For he who wins, in triumph may also call for " Perpetual provider from the vanquish'd land: " Your armies I defy, your force despise, " By a ways inferior in Philistia's eyes:
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Kumarmani Mahakul 11 July 2019
This is a beautiful poem nicely written by Gwendolyn Brooks.
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Edward Kofi Louis 11 July 2019
For calling herself the cause! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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