poet Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks

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The Vacant Lot

Mrs. Coley’s three-flat brick
Isn’t here any more.
All done with seeing her fat little form
Burst out of the basement door;
And with seeing her African son-in-law
(Rightful heir to the throne)
With his great white strong cold squares of teeth
And his little eyes of stone;
And with seeing the squat fat daughter
Letting in the men
When majesty has gone for the day—
And letting them out again.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (8/23/2018 3:00:00 AM)

    I wouldn't like my home to be anywhere near this kind of flat and its inhabitants. Didn't find the poem interesting.

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (8/22/2018 4:21:00 PM)

    Sum this up with Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish. If I lived close to that brick house and its miserable inhabitants, I might feel the same. One doesn't like that kind of goings on going on next door., Actually the very concise descriptions said a short story worth about the characters including the narrator, Excellent poetic work here!

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (8/22/2018 1:44:00 PM)

    a very fine poem... tony

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (8/22/2018 10:57:00 AM)

    A well crafted poem about the fat little lady. Liked it.

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (8/22/2018 5:38:00 AM)

    Poetic observation at its best without judgement but with perception and vision

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (8/22/2018 1:29:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem with nice depiction is being shared amazingly.

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (8/22/2018 1:18:00 AM)

    Such a great poem by Gwendolyn Brooks👍👍👍

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  • Tres Bon (8/22/2018 1:17:00 AM)

    Descriptions so supreme we want to scream why can't we write poetry like this.

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  • Jake Paul (1/18/2018 10:31:00 AM)

    OMG LOVED THIS POEM! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! LOVE U SUPPORTERS! ! ! ! !

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