Shirley Alexander

(12-05-1953 / Somewhere under heaven, Georgia, USA)

Poems of Shirley Alexander

1. A Family Treasure 1/29/2009
2. A Perfect Picture 4/19/2013
3. Abused 4/19/2013
4. Alzheimer’s 6/12/2008
5. An Important Call 4/19/2013
6. And All Around Me, Life Goes On 4/19/2013
7. Bright Shiny Days Like This 11/5/2009
8. But, I'm Still Hoping 4/19/2013
9. Cowboys 4/19/2013
10. Daddy 4/19/2013
11. Devil In The Promised Land (adult theme) 4/19/2013
12. Do You Remember Fireball Roberts? 6/11/2008
13. Fear of Falling 8/19/2010
14. Fourth Grade Drill 6/11/2008
15. Geode 4/19/2013
16. Ghost Of A Blue World 6/11/2008
17. Ghost Prints 4/19/2013
18. Here In The Life Of An Unknown Poet 1/29/2009
19. Hiawassee 6/21/2009
20. Into the Hornets’ Nest at Seagrave’s Mill 6/21/2009

Fourth Grade Drill

Russia was going to attack,
and we were told to hide
under our little desks;
protection
from atomic fallout.

In the basement below,
the janitor sat smoking a cigar,
knowing
he was safe from bombs
and children.

Shirley Alexander

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