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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This poem would earn me an F in class if I had tried to turn it in, yet it's praised because of it's simplicity. Y'all goofy, poetry is dumb
Not a very good poem to post in this category.
Deeply meaningful. Very nice. Enjoyed.
This short poem strikes like a hammer blow. For me it's reminiscent of Langston Hughes and of someone I knew who experienced the fate Brooks describes here. if you read this and are interested, see my poem Miles. -GK
The Pool Players or we .... We We sing sin We thin gin We jazz June We die soon simple and so rhythmic- wow wonderful
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