Shirley Alexander (12-05-1953 / Somewhere under heaven, Georgia, USA)
Fourth Grade Drill
Russia was going to attack,
and we were told to hide
under our little desks;
from atomic fallout.
In the basement below,
the janitor sat smoking a cigar,
he was safe from bombs
Shirley Alexander's Other Poems
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- A Perfect Picture
- An Important Call
- And All Around Me, Life Goes On
- Bright Shiny Days Like This
- But, I'm Still Hoping
- Devil In The Promised Land (adult theme)
- Do You Remember Fireball Roberts?
- Fear of Falling
- Fourth Grade Drill
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