WELFARE BRAT

Winter-time lighting

The gas oven for warmth

I learned to beware

of the flare

Singeing eye-lash

and eyebrow

But never my hair.

Whooosh!

Door full open,

To my straight-back chair.

Ahh, wrapped in my blanket

Pray hurry, the warming

Of winter’s night air.

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Categories: Family History, Family Secrets, Poverty, Supporting Our People | Tags: , , | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “WELFARE BRAT

  1. I can clearly see this scene in my mind.

    • Thanks “chmjr,

      It’s interesting to look back on difficult times. I didn’t know it was difficult then! I was glad to have the oven.. !

  2. Thomas E. Hoad Jr

    Very nice… reminds me of, the day,back in Oakland… the 1950’s Yours was a much harder life than Mine.

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