Treasure Island

Lucille Clifton

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

good times


my daddy has paid the rent
and the insurance man is gone
and the lights is back on
and my uncle brud has hit
for one dollar straight
and they is good times
good times
good times

my mama has made bread
and grampaw has come
and everybody is drunk
and dancing in the kitchen
and singing in the kitchen
of these is good times
good times
good times

oh children think about the
good times

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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