A song about Granny and the Earth

Older woman singing I Am Woman

Granny has the X-Factor, no doubt about that

I put my granny on The X Factor
and the judges cheered like a choir.
I put my granny on The Bachelor
and she set that boy on fire.
I put my granny on Survivor
and she went right to the wire.

I put my granny on Real Housewives
and she rose above the mire.
I put her on The Apprentice
and she alone got hired.
I put my granny on the internet
and she got the whole town wired.

I put my granny in charge of Earth
and she said, Sweetie
that’s quite enough.
I can’t do everything alone.
It’s your turn now.
I’m tired.


Poem and drawing by Rachel McAlpine, CC BY 2.0

13 thoughts on “A song about Granny and the Earth

  1. Sadje says:

    Wow! We all should have grannies like her. πŸ˜‚

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Or be them?

      1. Sadje says:

        Yes. We have reached the age. But that much energy and vigor???

  2. cedar51 says:

    I’ve been reading a book about “glorious women” – some alive, some long gone – who somewhere later in their lives be it the 40s or 70s or more – stood up and make dream come true; got tired of their current life; took up extraordinary ideas – and of course make it “glorious”…

  3. kersten says:

    I love your sense of humour .

  4. Just imagine the power if all of us amazing grannies joined forces!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      That’s downright scary!

  5. srbottch says:

    Keep writing your poems and that will help the earth laugh more. And, as we know, laughter is the best medicine. πŸ˜‰

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Thank you! I am encouraged by your words.

  6. alison41 says:

    Brilliant! Viva Grannies!

  7. Joared says:

    Grannies of the world unite!

  8. Robyn Haynes says:

    Just gorgeous!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Thanks Robyn!

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