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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

POEM FOR TODAY Alice Walker

The Old Men Used to Sing by Alice Walker


The old men used to sing
And lifted a brother
Carefully
Out the door
I used to think they
Were born
Knowing how to
Gently swing
A casket
They shuffled softly
Eyes dry
More awkward
With the flowers
Than with the widow
After they'd put the
Body in
And stood around waiting
In their
Brown suits.

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