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Below is the poem entitled GRANDMA'S APRON which was written by poet MAF Longfellow. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Grandma's apron dabbed my tears and wiped the baby dry.
Carried wood and eggs and fruit when she would work outside.
We'd run and hide behind  it when scared or needed warmed.
It smelled just like the bread and pies she baked in early morn.
She waved good-bye and cooled the food her apron like a flag.
It was really torn and tattered.  Was a cradle for my dad.
It's uses were so many.  Just like another hand.
But now it hangs just resting beside her frying pan......
By :MAFLongfellow



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  1. Date: 8/2/2012 5:48:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem being featured. Your poem brings up warm pictures of Grandma and how dear they are to all of us. Peace.

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 11:57:00 PM
    MAF, stopping by to read a couple of poems. CONGRATULATIONS!! :-) with your featured poem of the week. Goodnight~ LUV~ PD

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 5:04:00 AM
    This is a wonderful sentimental poem. Evokes memories of my own grandmother. Very sweet!

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 9:04:00 PM
    a lovely nostalgic piece, congrats on having it featured this week

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 8:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through round one of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest. I wish you the best in the finals MAF. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/15/2008 5:47:00 PM
    I just love it! I can clearly see the apron hanging there. I too am able to recall the days when the apron was in full bloom and the tasty biscuits it used to carry. This is memory refreshing. Great job! ~Joseph

  1. Date: 10/15/2008 8:19:00 AM
    My grandma wore an apron from sun-up to was used for all these things, just as in your wonderful description. Sweet poem! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 10/15/2008 7:07:00 AM
    I never got to know either one of my grandmothers but if I had, I would have liked for them to be just like yours. This is wonderful. Christie

  1. Date: 10/15/2008 5:45:00 AM
    Precious memory of Grandma captured beautifully in verse. Nostalgic write, well done. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 10/14/2008 10:07:00 PM
    I lovvved this poem didn't want it to end.It should be hanging in every home. Oh that was good! #1 fan

  1. Date: 10/14/2008 7:15:00 PM
    Awww This was so beautiful. Great words of dedication for your grandma. Grandmas are always so special, mine was no less to me and its been a long while that she left. The last stanza was very powerful and so heartfelt. Blessings, Chitra