Aunt Betty

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic
This actually started as an interview assignment for history class. It was supposed to be on someone we knew who may have experienced a part of history close-up. The following semester, I decided to turn it into a character poem for my Creative Writing class. Not sure which way works better. But obviously the essay had more detail, lol.

Parental Guidance may be required for certain parts.

Submitted: July 14, 2013

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Aunt Betty

 

“She walks in beauty, like the night”.

Though her life has been far from ideal,

today she enjoys her time in her garden

watching things, as well as people, grow.

This has always been her passion.

 

Like the typical catholic-school girl of that time,

she grew up in an “atomic” age.

A time of scratchy, itchy uncomfortable plaid uniforms,

and bobbi-socks.

 

She watched as the world mourned Bobby, Martin, and John.

As women were taken from their homes,

to the workplace and back again,

she struggled to find her identity.

 

A time when people were shaking their heads and asking,

“War! What is it good for?”

It seemed the only thing it was good for,

was sending friends to an early grave.

 

In the end, she has said that she has been made proud and sad,

to see what the world has been and what it has become,

and wondering if there is still any hope left for it.


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