i don't promise you nothing
but this
what you pawn

by Lucille Clifton Click to read full poem

Comments about Admonitions

Ravi Kopra 02 Dec 2017 11:07
Boys, be straight turn off the TV don't sit giggling foolishly listen to your big mama go do your homework or i will whip your black ass and you will plead and cry - mama, please, no mama...
Anil Kumar Panda 02 Dec 2017 09:24
With a nice style the poet has put his point hard. Humorous.Thanks for sharing.
Kumarmani Mahakul 02 Dec 2017 06:21
Beautiful poem with humor huntingly depicted. Thanks and congratulations for POD.
Rajnish Manga 02 Dec 2017 04:47
Nicely put forth. A sensible way to correct a wrong perception. Thanks, Lucille.
Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 02 Dec 2017 03:26
I feel it was so thoughtful and humor of her to give children this admonition........very well crafted.......thanks for sharing
Subhas Chandra Chakra 02 Dec 2017 03:08
With a great sense of humour to live by, your poem touches the core silently and smoothly. Thanks for the poem so brilliant. 10
Bernard F. Asuncion 02 Dec 2017 02:26
I like the sense of humor of Lucille Clifton👍👍👍
Edward Kofi Louis 02 Dec 2017 02:14
She is a poet! Thanks for sharing.
Geoffrey Fafard 02 Dec 2017 12:30
Don't you just love the last few lines...I do!
Dutendra Chamling 28 Oct 2015 05:22
...boys i don't promise you nothing but this what you pawn i will redeem what you steal i will conceal my private silence to your public guilt is all i got... What a wonderful.
Colleen Courtney 15 May 2014 11:42
Love this quirky and humorous poem! Well done!
Richard Hexem 29 Mar 2010 10:40
I like this. good write.