Robert Winthrop

Biography of Robert Winthrop

I was born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri, a stone's throw from Mark Twain's boyhood home on Hill Street. I twice won first prize for my verses in the local literary competition. After graduating from college, I became an English and journalism teacher for several years. Later I studied computer science and became a technical writer. As part of my job I lived and worked in Paris, France, for a couple of years. I retired from a major computer company, and I am now enjoying traveling and pretty much doing what I want.
Most of my verses are in rhyme, and I try to vary the scheme and meter. The poems on my page were written over the years, some in high school, some in college, and some more recently.

Robert Winthrop's Works:

I am the co-author of one published novel, 'Thunder on Forbidden Mountain, ' and the author of two self-published books of verse. Updates

Grandma's Apron

Are aprons passé? There may still be a few
That say 'Kiss the Cook' when men barbecue.
For Gram they were vital; they saved her good dress
When cooking and cleaning or clearing a mess.

They dried all our tears when as children we'd cry,
And they covered our heads when we'd be feeling shy.
They served as a basket for bringing in eggs,
And aprons worked great for cleaning skinned legs.

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