Allene Keller never told anyone but her daughter that she wrote poetry; when she passed in 2001, she left behind a notebook full of typed poems going back to the 1950s, written on the topics of everyday life.
No matter how I really try
To fix a lunch that's fine ...
I get the same old statement
From every child of mine!
"Oh Mother Dear ... this lunch is fine
But more than any other ...
I sure do wish that you had fixed
Some jelly and peanut butter!"