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good times

my daddy has paid the rent

and the insurance man is gone

and the lights is back on

and my uncle brud has hit

for one dollar straight

and they is good times

good times

good times

my mama has made bread

and grampaw has come

and everybody is drunk

and dancing in the kitchen

and singing in the kitchen

oh these is good times

good times

good times

oh children think about the

good times

from The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton: 1965-2010Find it in the library

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Published in Lucille Clifton Poems

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