R.A. Burleigh

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All About Time
We sit while children crawl about happy
Toys are scattered like leaves
Red and orange and brown from my old house at 407
I never saw so many leaves, or so many children
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2.
The Greek Gods Laugh And Throw Lightning Bolts
Do you understand why
The ancient people had so many gods
For air, water, love, warfare, fire, afterlife, storms
For home, hearth, travel, conception, weather
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The Wheelbarrow Journey
I was frightened with every step the babies took
It wasn't right, it wasn't fair
It was my mother's old nightmare, not mine
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4.
Obama's Foretaste As Seen By Whitman's Ghost
I am walking through a distant land
The drumbeats of a great fractioned crowd
The incorporation of time and scattered blood
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5.
The Kansas Comet
There was nobody like Gayle Sayers
Nobody who could cut a field like it was a piece of paper

There was nobody like Jim Thorpe who could run all day
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