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(June 27, 1936 - February 13, 2010 / Baltimore, Maryland)

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admonitions

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

girls
first time a white man
opens his fly
like a good thing
we'll just laugh
laugh real loud my
black women

children
when they ask you
why is your mama so funny
say
she is a poet
she don't have no sense

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003


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  • Richard Hexem (3/29/2010 10:40:00 PM)

    I like this. good write.

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