Men Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis

Rhyme Scheme: ABCDEFGHIJKLMC JACJNOJJPQDRSCTLU VWXYZQA2 Q

When I was young I used toA
Watch behind the curtainsB
As men walked up and down the street Wino men old menC
Young men sharp as mustardD
See them Men are alwaysE
Going somewhereF
They knew I was there FifteenG
Years old and starving for themH
Under my window they would pausesI
Their shoulders high like theJ
Breasts of a young girlK
Jacket tails slapping overL
Those behindsM
MenC
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One day they hold you in theJ
Palms of their hands gentle as if youA
Were the last raw egg in the world ThenC
They tighten up Just a little TheJ
First squeeze is nice A quick hugN
Soft into your defenselessness A littleO
More The hurt begins Wrench out aJ
Smile that slides around the fear When theJ
Air disappearsP
Your mind pops exploding fiercely brieflyQ
Like the head of a kitchen match ShatteredD
It is your juiceR
That runs down their legs Staining their shoesS
When the earth rights itself againC
And taste tries to return to the tongueT
Your body has slammed shut ForeverL
No keys existU
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Then the window draws full uponV
Your mind There just beyondW
The sway of curtains men walkX
Knowing somethingY
Going someplaceZ
But this time I will simplyQ
Stand and watchA2
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MaybeQ

Maya Angelou



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