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December 22, 2016 / hbrowne4






(From Roddy Doyle to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

Not much peace

In your lifetime

Not much peace



Children still neglected

Still unhappiness

I have regrets


Born in the Bronx

A lowly schoolteacher

Till I made it big

Got high on caffeine

As I battled with words


You battled with words


Battled with song

And with verse

In a man’s worl


Struggled for identity

Not just a woman

But a poet





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