Emily Poems

“The Big Deal”

At last, the ship docks.

All the warriors are weary.

Miles of pavement gray – miles, miles.

Ocean calm, villagers wake to see who’s come.

Curious and tepid, barely a welcome.

They say, “Pirates. Could be anyone.”

Yet the band does not set sail.

No, for they have come to think, to make, to be.

This, in the freedom land called “You and Me.”

We, are America.

This is the end.

Here’s the golden guarantee!

~ Somiya C. Gabb

November 26, 2021

Emily Poems

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    Reading – Emily Poems

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  • A Poem For Emily II

    A Poem For Emily II

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  • A Poem For Emily

    A Poem For Emily

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