Mary Wright

Rookie (06/23/1951 / Chester California)

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I'm a mother of 2, grandmother of 6, and a college professor teaching Child Development. I started writing poetry about 10 years ago and loved learning about the poetry styles and process. I don't have the great talent of poets, but I love writing it anyway! I hope my writing is good enough to be on this site! I've alread read some beautiful poetry here! :) more »

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Third Generation Daughter

We spent time with Nanny
At that old ranch house
On Sacramento Street;
A moderate little home
Easing just off the curb.

I remember her in the kitchen
Slicing chicken in a
Seasoned cast iron.
She cooked it crispy
In biscuit flower and lard, and
Prepared a feast of sweet corn
And fried okra they could smell
Miles from the dusty lanes
from where she had come.

When I was a little girl
My daddy told us stories
About When the wind blew families
Toward the western skies,
And folks were set apart by
Dirty soil and tangled ...

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