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Long Addie Poems

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the Angry Soup of Racism
ain't it a shame

when hate lynches 
a 14 year old Colored boy
in 1955 Mississippi
and blows away the dreams of
four innocent little Negro girls 
in 1963 Birmingham, Alabama

yeah 
bus that to your segregated thoughts
as I interracially...

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Categories: addie, angst, care, old, care, hate, old, racism,
Form: Free verse



Faces In the Fire
On those cool summer evenings when coyotes haunt the night
And the campfire is dying—burning low, then flaring bright,
A cowboy plays harmonica while others sing and hum
While down by the chuck wagon a lonely guitar does...

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Categories: addie, cowboy-western, death, introspection, loss, sad, time, old,
Form: Cowboy
The Shirelles
This is one of the most famous “girl groups” anyone knows.
They began in Passaic, New Jersey as the “Poquellos”
The four members were Shirley Owens and Beverly Lee,
along with Addie “Mickie” Harris, and Doris Coley.
These four...

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Categories: addie, dedication, music, nostalgia, tribute, song, song, high
Form: Rhyme
Strange Fruit
Tears wet at the tip of his chin
Dried, from the wind, on his exposed cheeks
Fresh scent of strange fruit filled the clouds 
Which overcast the band that played mournful music with their walk
That sung sorrow...

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Categories: addie, beautiful, black african american, death, discrimination, slavery,
Form: Free verse
Addie Shaughnessey
My name is Addie Shaughnessey, 
I’m in love with a Cowboy, 
Though he up and rides away, 
Time and time again. 
 
I understand the lure, 
Of those wide open spaces, 
And I’ll be right...

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Categories: addie, cowboy-western, love, song-
Form: Cowboy