PSPoem

"Raised by Grandma," Tara Murray, 12th grade, Marta Valle Secondary School

I was raised by a

“Get an education.

Keep your head in the books,

And always be on time to school,”

Kind-of-grandma.

I was raised by

A hunched back

Light-skinned, brown-eyed

Far-sighted --

Who always kept her

Grandchildren near her --

Kind-of-grandma.

I was raised by

A Solitaire-playing

Wheel of Fortune-watching

And Ray Charles-listening

Kind-of-grandma.

I was raised by

A sweet potato fries-cooking

A Shepard’s pie-baking

And Breyers ice cream-eating

Kind-of-grandma.

I was raised by Grandma.