Monday, April 03, 2017

Red




Red

Malvina Reynolds’ parents were Russian Jewish immigrants
escaping discrimination and persecution
opposing World War I
subscribing to socialism
believing in common ownership of resources
wanting democratic control of decisions
hosting spirited conversations
filling the house with working class political activists
influencing Malvina’s young mind
coloring the way she would see the world.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017


3 comments:

  1. Coloring her world so she could color ours! Good to know the background.

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    1. Sounds like a rich environment to grow up in, filled with a rainbow of choices. Thanks for this rich poem!

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  2. Hi Mary Lee,

    Sounds like a Family living with very good Intent.

    And Red is a potent poem.

    Happy April Poetry Month!

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