Rebeca Lucret

Rebeca Lucret

A Waterways Project Publication
Richard Spiegel Barbara Fisher codirectors Thomas Perry administrative assistant

Jonathan Shapiro teacher

Lower Eastside Prep Vincent Maniscalco principal, i.a. Stephen E. Phillips superintendent Alternative High Schools & Programs
©I997 Ten Penny Players with funding support from the NY State Council on the Arts

TRYING TO WRITE A POEM
I am sitting here trying to write, at least one poem before I go to bed tonight I don't know what form

I'd like.
nor do I know about what to write I wish to finish this poem by ten. Oh howl
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wish magic could come out of this pen. I think I'm running out of time. I think I've made quite a few rhythms. Writing a poem is very much a task, I have to finish I no longer can make this poem last.

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THE LIFE HE LIVED
A drowned man with a needy look receiving nothing. Lives on land he hides a book trying to learn something He's black and poor He's sent to be bought in that animalistic phase. ,He yearns for more and he has always sought of the future freedom days. Injustice and violence cotton picking with chains he has always gone through pains.
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For years he was silent acquiring the brains that he was so forbidden to obtain. Freedom at last his children are free no more slavery. Abraham Lincoln is the man he has let us see you won't own me.

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RECOGNITION
O.J. Simpson murdered his wife Othello a tragedy of a love life Dr. Martin Luther King he had a dream Michael] ordan the winning team

I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED!!!!!!!!!
maybe REBECA LUCRET jumped off the cliff or REBECA LUCRET a hundred men she could lift

REBECA LUCRET
fought three wild sharks or REBECA LUCRET made national children's parks or REBECA LUCRET president in december

I TOO WANT TO BE REMEMBERED!!!!!!
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OUT OF THE ORDINARY
I'd love to eat .cream cheese with soup I'd love to eat garlic flavored fruit loops I'd love to see a black light I'd love to see a pig take off in flight I'd love to watch a fish cry I'd love to eat a chocolate covered fly I'd love to see a plant chew but most of all I'd love to see myself with you

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SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
My dear my dear beloved man he doesn't live far. two days is too much time to be apart. I haven't any benefits

I'm working part time
I'm trying to work for more than a dime. My Lover does not have to work, that's why he looks great. There's no school, he can sleep wonderful!y late. I reminisce besides my bed of the last five days '1 hate the forty-eight hour delay. The weekends are terrible days I yeam to see Saturday and Sunday, an awful sin.

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AWAITING
Awaiting to look at your face soft and smooth, and so very brown. Your eyes guide me to a fine place there I am queen, I wear a crown. There in your palace, you love me you hold me, you breathe me, you're mine. All the blackness, I love to see night by night together we dine. One day, you will love ne, you'll see I tell myself life has a pace. Awai ting here is where I'll be Awaiting to look at your face.

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DON'T TALK TO HIM
My mommy told me, "Don't you dare talk to him." He's not a very nice man He has very slippery hands His breath is very disappealing And for that there isn't healing. He takes what isn't his It doesn't matter. he'll take you if you're a miss. He's done it many many times He is the absolute slime He will take you by the hair And he will not treat you fair He will look at you And hewill do what he knows to do You're only a little girl As innocent as a pearl So please "Don't talk to him," My mommy told me "Don't you dare talk to him."
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MY BOYFRIEND
My boyfriend is black, tall and handsome. He has a nice round head, which I rub. My boyfriend is sweet, just like candy. He handles me with care, very handy. My boyfriend is soothing, and refreshing. Fingers me softly, carressingly. My boyfriend is jus t what I wanted. My boyfriend is black, tall and handsome.
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WHATIF

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What if we had three ears? I guess it would mean we'd have more to hear. What if everyone owned a deer? I guess traffic would be something less to fear. What if everyone saw clear? I guess that would mean no one was drinking beer. What if there weren't any tears? I guess we'd have more issues to cheer.

DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY
My and My and stepmother isn't bright my father's never home sisters always fight I think 1'm grown.

My stepmother says mean things now my father has a new "friend". My sister's words sting and I'm following the trend. My My My and stepmother, she's father has become sisters don't know I'm getting a little just there a fool. the meaning of fair more cruel.
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