poet Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks

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The Good Man

The good man.
He is still enhancer, renouncer.
In the time of detachment,
in the time of the vivid heather and affectionate evil,
in the time of oral
grave grave legalities of hate - all real
walks our prime registered reproach and seal.
Our successful moral.
The good man.

Watches our bogus roses, our rank wreath, our
love's unreliable cement, the gray
jubilees of our demondom.
Counsel! Good man.
Require of us our terribly excluded blue.
Constrain, repair a ripped, revolted land.
Put hand in hand land over.
the abler droughts and manias of the day
and a felicity entreat.
your pledges, reinforce your aides, renew
stance, testament.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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  • Ndina Kamaro MuofheNdina Kamaro Muofhe (3/9/2020 11:22:00 PM)

    Wonderful write. As the world needs more like him. Salute

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (10/12/2019 8:58:00 AM)

    Well conceived and elegantly penned with clarity of thought and mind. An insightful work of art.

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  • Gordon Chang (1/29/2018 9:49:00 AM)

    Bro this poem is not lit gang gang

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (3/12/2016 10:49:00 PM)

    An amazing flight of imagery tilting towards craziness and obstinacy, that creates humor. A pleasure to read. Thanks for sharing.

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