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Gwendolyn Brooks - One Wants A Teller In A Time Like This

One wants a teller in a time like this

One's not a man, one's not a woman grown
To bear enormous business all alone.

One cannot walk this winding street with pride
Straight-shouldered, tranquil-eyed,
Knowing one knows for sure the way back home.
One wonders if one has a home.

One is not certain if or why or how.
One wants a Teller now:

Put on your rubbers and you won't catch a cold
Here's hell, there's heaven.  Go to Sunday School
Be patient, time brings all good things--(and cool
Stong balm to calm the burning at the brain?)
Love's true, and triumphs; and God's actual.

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Poet: Gwendolyn Brooks
Poem: One Wants A Teller In A Time Like This
Poem of the Day: May 12 2013

Comment 3 of 3, added on November 29th, 2010 at 11:47 AM.

i hate black people, go back to the cotton fields!!!!!

Joel from United States
Comment 2 of 3, added on September 11th, 2005 at 4:41 PM.

Mama say days was gona change, fire in the mist of the day, like the story tell, Only safe place in de' lord house, but like mama I must go on, who gone to tell what tommorow gone bring, I walk de' dark with the torch of the lord, hoping to make it to the next day, I call on de' lord my journey take, once it was de' master now my kin folks. I love this it is such an honor to comment on great authors, it leaves a message beware and alert.

Jacqueline Amos from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on April 21st, 2005 at 10:25 AM.

I like this poem it has such great meaning it actually inspired me to write...

Ariel from United States

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