We Real Cool Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks

We Real Cool

Rating: 4.1


The Pool Players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.

We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We
Die soon.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ejit Morse 05 April 2012

I love this poem, it is short and sweet and so true. Personally the line 'We Die Soon' does not neseccarily mean that bad choices will lead them to an early death, I think it means that life is short, which is why they do all of the things mentioned in the poem. Just a thought =3

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Steven Cooney 06 February 2012

A truely amazing poem. I'd wager that those who dislike this poem have never lurked late, never sung sin, don't understand the meaning.

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Shantai Ballard 01 September 2009

I WAS REALLY HURT TO READ THAT STAMENT THAT THIS POEM WAS THE WORST POEM THEY EVER HERD. I DO NOT THINK THEY COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND IT. I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE POEM IN HIGH SCHOOL BECAUSE WHEN I READ IT I KNEW IT. I WAS GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING AND I WATCHED SO MANY OF THE PEOPLE I KNEW LIVE THAT LIFE STYLE. THAT POEM WOKE ME UP AND MADE ME THINK TWICE ABOUT HOW I WAS LIVING BECAUSE I WAS LIVING ON A PATH THAT WAS GOING STRAIGHT TO MY DEATH. SHE SAVED MY LIFE.

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Jason Williams 04 June 2010

I had the pleasure of hearing her talk as a guest for my sister's college grad cermony. She was such an amazingly powerful speaking; it was an experience I won't ever forget. And in saying that, this poem especially is one that absolutely came to life when she read it. If you can find an audio of her reading it, it's worth a listen.

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The The 09 February 2009

Mmmmmm. Yea. I'm gonna have to say no. This is probably the shittiest poem I've read in my life.

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Adolf 21 March 2022

Worst poem ever

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lol 27 January 2022

no

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MAHTAB BANGALEE 27 January 2022

Everything is in time and the death will come also in time

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Nabakishore Dash 27 September 2021

Nice poem indeed.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 26 September 2021

A brilliant poem with deep meaning is highly appreciated. Full stars. It is nice to be found in the modern poem of the poem day. the dayIt is nice to found in the

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