Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming

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  • God's promiseIt is nearly Christmastime. On the radio, a man with a soft deep voice is singing telling us to have ourselves a merry little... Nicholtown windows are filled with Christmas trees. Coraandhersisters brag about what they are getting, dolls and skates and swing sets. In the backyard our own swing set is silent- a think layer of snow covering it. When we are made to stay inside on Sunday afternoons, Corandhersisters descend upon it, take the swings up high, stick their tongues out at us as we stare from behind our glassed in screen door. Let them play for heaven's sake, my grandmother says, when we complain about t hem tearing it apart. Your hearts are bigger than that! But our hearts aren't bigger than that. Our hearts are tiny and mad. If our hearts were hands, they'd hit. If our hearts were feet, they'd surely kick somebody.
  • HAHA! You can't go outside and I can!! Must suck!!!
  • Our hearts are tiny and mad. If our hearts were hands, they'd hit. If our hearts were feet, they'd surely kick, says Jaqueline
  • I love this poem because, they have to follow their rules as their certain religions. It was interesting and entertaining to read that poem because it was like, "What are they gonna say next?" Their grandmother just says to the kids, "Let them play for heaven's sake." I like when she says this because the kids don't want Coraandhersisters to mess up their swing set but if it was me I would be a little jealous because my friends are playing on something of mine and I can't play on it I would be a little mad too. What's important is you shouldn't care about what people think of you and even when you do think about what other people might think of you just let it off of your shoulder. Coraandhersister are sticking their tongues out and the children because they have to stay inside on Sunday's due to their religions. I feel that this is sad because Coraandhersisters are making fun of the religion that they have to follow but if they were in this situation they would probably feel the same. "Treat others how you would want to be treated."
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