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Sadie and Maud

February 22, 2010

Maud went to college.
Sadie stayed at home.
Sadie scraped life
With a fine-tooth comb.

She didn’t leave a tangle in.
Her comb found every strand.
Sadie was one of the livingest chits
In all the land.

Sadie bore two babies
Under her maiden name.
Maud and Ma and Papa
Nearly died of shame.

When Sadie said her last so-long
Her girls struck out from home.
(Sadie had left as heritage
Her fine-tooth comb.)

Maud, who went to college,
Is a thin brown mouse.
She is living all alone
In this old house.
Gwendolyn Brooks

hahahaha. I love this :D. I don’t endorse bearing babies under your maiden name, but the point is… going to college doesn’t have to mean you ‘ll have a great life. Take Maud for example :D.

One Comment leave one →
  1. March 30, 2010 2:36 pm

    AssalamuAlaikum Zainab!

    Wow, a Muslim home schooler! I’m so glad you commented and left a link on my blog, because we’re homeschooling both of our kids, InshaAllah, though they are four and two and a long way away from AP’s, SAT’s and CLEP tests :p

    Do you have any recommendations for homeschool KG programs?

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