My Pistol-Packin' Grammy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

she isn't like all grammies.
yeah, she cooks
and cleans
and does the laundry,
but she ain't just some sweet old lady
with a fluff of white hair on her head.
she's somethin' else.
she wears flannel everywhere
except church and other special occasions.
she tries her best to
be different and unique.
she prefers to stand out.
that would explain the gun in her purse.
she's keepin' it real.
no “guns kill people” and “they should be ­illegal.”
she's the one of a kind,
pistol-packin' grammy.
she's a sharp-shooter, too,
hardly ever misses.
i've seen it with my own eyes.
she can do other things, too,
like splits and cartwheels.
how many kids can say that about their ­grandmas?
not many, i'll tell ya that.
my pistol-packing grammy
is definitely unique,
don't ya think?

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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CharlieCarter said...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 9:16 am
AMAZING POEM!!!!!! i love it :) i wish i had a pistol-packin grammmie ;)
 
kristinuhhh96 said...
Jul. 10, 2010 at 11:52 pm

hey i think this is really good.

i love our pistol- packing grammie. <3 :)

 
XOXOhaloXOXO This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm
thx... she is awesome huh?
 
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