We Real Cool

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.

by Gwendolyn Brooks

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I think the poem is mind touching Used as trying
The excellent use of enjambment creates powerlessness of people in controlling their fates. Beside the political intent, I think the poem is worth appreciating with its great artistic value.
Prophesy foretold! And yet youth continue to elude the basics of adulthood...RESPONSIBILITY!
Great write. Wayward youths.
misspent youth doesn't always pay.
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