Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, CIVILIZED, by BEULA CHAMBERLAIN



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First Line: Dirty and dull, she plods along the street
Last Line: And stops before the moving-picture shows.
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars


Dirty and dull, she plods along the street
With sagging skirts and hair tucked out of sight.
Her pappoose, from his creaking cab, looks out
Upon the hurrying crowd; his eyes, wild, bright,
Hold tales of campfire dreams, of forest things,
Of bending pines that whisper all the night.

He cries a bit. The mother stills his cries
With sticky colored candy, smooths his clothes.
She peers for bargains as she passes by
And stops before the moving-picture shows.





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