poet Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks

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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.

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003
Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (11/2/2020 6:17:00 AM)

    We real cool. We
    Left school. We
    Lurk late. We
    Strike straight.
    Very fine poem. tony

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  • bumbass doin online school (9/28/2020 8:46:00 AM)

    , zoom classes done got me up homie. Finna find the easiest poem I can find written by a BLM and get a 99 in English you feel me? All you gotta do nowadays to catch an A+ is pick a poem written by a black woman or, and they be givin out easy hundos. Peace out homie, 2020

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  • lirdulorka (9/30/2019 3:08:00 PM)

    My last month paycheck was for 11000 dollars… All i did was simple online work from comfort at home for 3-4 hours/day that I got from this agency I discovered over the internet and they paid me for it 95 bucks every hour…. HERE======►►.more. ★★★★★★

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (7/3/2019 1:00:00 AM)

    We real cool. We
    Left school. We

    Lurk late. We
    Strike straight. We

    Sing sin. We
    Thin gin. We


    great
    great
    great
    superb great 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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  • John Smith (5/29/2019 8:46:00 AM)

    R.I.P to the G.O.A.T

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  • Nitu singh (5/23/2019 12:25:00 AM)

    Well done Drishika.

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  • Nitu singh (5/23/2019 12:24:00 AM)

    Well done Drishika.

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  • Varsha M (5/11/2019 6:21:00 AM)

    This is good.

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  • xxxtentacion (2/1/2019 8:14:00 AM)

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  • Kevin Yang (2/1/2019 8:09:00 AM)

    ya'll goofy fo reading this poem. we real cool more like your mom real gay. all dis african junk dont deserve my respec. suck my magnanimous peace out

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  • David Smith (9/7/2018 1:50:00 PM)

    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

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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (6/27/2018 7:57:00 PM)

    Not a very good poem to post in this category.

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (6/27/2018 9:52:00 AM)

    Deeply meaningful. Very nice. Enjoyed.

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  • Glen KappyGlen Kappy (6/27/2018 7:20:00 AM)

    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

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (6/27/2018 3:49:00 AM)

    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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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (6/27/2018 3:28:00 AM)

    Such a brilliant poem by Gwendolyn Brooks👍👍👍

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  • Lungelo S MbuyaziLungelo S Mbuyazi (6/27/2018 1:58:00 AM)

    Such a nice poem...I like so much...

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  • Nicholas (5/24/2018 2:28:00 PM)

    My absolute favorite poem! Speaks clearly today due to the heroin epidemic across America.

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  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (5/23/2018 12:34:00 AM)

    simply versification - nice style

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  • Narayanan Kutty PozhathNarayanan Kutty Pozhath (5/3/2018 9:14:00 PM)

    Simple but beautiful poem.

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