Wood Frame House ~ Author Sandra Lyon Kramer


Wood frame house

On a broken foundation.

Generation after generation

Of women.

House built on top of a poisoned well,

And a crumbling foundation

Of broken trust and denial.

Silent dinners,

Stiff upper lips.

Big boys play rough.

Right, Charlie?

Good girls don’t tell if they know

What’s good for them, Jo.

So, don’t be a stubborn pants pig.

You’re a big girl, now.


© Sandra Lyon Kramer

The Only Words My Soul Knows

Excerpt from the book The Only Words my Soul Knows

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Sandra Kramer About the Author

Sandra Lyon Kramer is a poet, artist, and political blogger. Her first published work was an essay that appeared in the “My Turn” column of the Los Angeles Daily News in June of 1992. The following year she won The National Author’s Registry President’s Award for Literary Excellence for “Starless” and was recognized by the International Society of Poets as a Poet of Merit.

Sandra is the former owner of two free-press publications, The Anti-Press and the Reality Press, and was a contributor to the Daily News, the Daily Journal, and Antelope Valley Focus Magazine.  She now operates Tiny House Productions in the Los Angeles area and is a frequent participant in open mic events at Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural in Sylmar, California.

 Visit Sandra’s Author page at: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/sandra-lyon-kramer-.html

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2 replies

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this bold and haunting poem! God bless you!

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