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Sadie And Maud
(7 June 1917 – 3 December 2000 / Topeka, Kansas)

Sadie And Maud

Poem By Gwendolyn Brooks

Maud went to college.
Sadie stayed home.
Sadie scraped life
With a fine toothed comb.

She didn't leave a tangle in
Her comb found every strand.
Sadie was one of the livingest chicks
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 left as heritage
Her fine-toothed comb.)

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

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A beautiful poem having interesting inscription with simple language is amazingly shared. Thanks and congratulations for being chosen as the modern poem of the poem of the day.
Sadie bore two babies Under her maiden name. Maud and Ma and Papa Nearly died of shame. A very good poem. tony
Sadie And Maud poet crafted very simply but with great appealing... superb
Maud and Sadie and the comb! Wonderful
Spontaneity versus conventionality, wonderfully personified by Gwendolyn Brooks, via Sadie and Maude.
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