Gwendolyn Brooks

(7 June 1917 – 3 December 2000 / Topeka, Kansas)

The Good Man


The good man.
He is still enhancer, renouncer.
In the time of detachment,
in the time of the vivid heather and affectionate evil,
in the time of oral
grave grave legalities of hate - all real
walks our prime registered reproach and seal.
Our successful moral.
The good man.

Watches our bogus roses, our rank wreath, our
love's unreliable cement, the gray
jubilees of our demondom.
Coherent
Counsel! Good man.
Require of us our terribly excluded blue.
Constrain, repair a ripped, revolted land.
Put hand in hand land over.
Reprove
the abler droughts and manias of the day
and a felicity entreat.
Love.
Complete
your pledges, reinforce your aides, renew
stance, testament.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: evil, hate, time, love, rose

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Good Man by Gwendolyn Brooks )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. Haiku: Another Physics Haiku, Brian Johnston
  2. Windermere, Paul Gerard Reed
  3. Vijay Vishal As An Indian English Poet, Bijay Kant Dubey
  4. American Bureaucracy, Darwin Henry Beuning
  5. An Old Man's Review.., richard harris
  6. Fallout from the War on Women, Donal Mahoney
  7. ETERNALITY, Satish Verma
  8. Rape, gajanan mishra
  9. In the End, Gandhi and King Were Murdered, Lawrence Beck
  10. Love's labor lost, PRIYANKA BHANDARKAR

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Herrick

Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd
By dreams, each one into a several world.... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]