GWENDOLYN BROOKS - WE REAL COOL

Gwendolyn Brooks

My husband asked me to put this poem by Gwendolyn Brooks up on The Stuff Page. He ‘borrowed’ the title for a song on his Push the Sky Away album and thought people might like to read the original. Such a great poem.
Much love, Susie x

We Real Cool

We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We
Die soon.


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