Dikt; Sadie and Maud av 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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