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Aloud by Miguel Algarín
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Aug 07, 07


I make no claims as to whether this book is good or bad. As I am not a big fan of poetry slams, I figure that my opinion doesn't hold that much weight.

However, I remember seeing this book in a B&N somewhere in an OC California mall. I opened to a page of a poem that ended

"a tree grows in brooklyn
a tree grows in brooklyn
a tree grows in brooklyn.

F**K that S**t,

There's a multicultural garden
growing all over the world.
and we gotta save it

peace."

This isn't a strait quote and I hope I'm not butchering it. When I first read those lines at age 16, I was blown away. i repeated the lines over and over again all throughout highschool. Now here i am.
livin' in brooklyn.
go figure.
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