Lucille Clifton

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

Good Times - Poem by Lucille Clifton

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

Comments about Good Times by Lucille Clifton

  • (5/15/2014 11:48:00 AM)

    What a great poem. Inspires us to remember the simple and fun times of a life lived when younger. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/7/2005 1:18:00 AM)

    Quite impressive...this has always been one of my favorites of has such a wonderful flow to it and powerful delivery. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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