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By Rebecca Hazelton

How not getting to do everything leads to doing what you want.

Poems for Teens
    • poem
      By Louis MacNeice
      The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window was
      Spawning snow and pink roses against it
      Soundlessly collateral and incompatible:
      World is suddener than we fancy it.

      World is crazier and more of it than we think,
      Incorrigibly plural. I peel and portion
      A tangerine...

    • poem
      By Francisco X. Alarcón
      some say
      I'm now almost
      extinct in this park

      but the people
      who say this
      don't know

      that by smelling
      the orchids
      in the trees

      they're sensing
      the fragrance
      of my chops

    • poem
      By Nikki Giovanni

      This is for the Pullman Porters who organized when people said
      they couldn’t. And carried the Pittsburgh Courier and the Chicago
      Defender to the Black Americans in the South so they would
      know they were not alone. This is for the Pullman Porters...

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