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People In My Family

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In my family
people who were eighty-two were very different
from people who were ninety-two

The eighty-two-year-old people grew up
it was 1914
this is what they knew
WarWorld WarWar

That's why when they speak to the child

they say
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Sonya Friedman 23 April 2012

Another marvelous poem by Grace Paley! For those interested in this extraordinary writer, please see www.gracepaleyvideo.com - where Grace reads her poetry, speaks to students about writing, and reminisces about her life in literature and politics.

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