In 2011, a collection of poetry by current and former South Windsor residents was compiled and published. It's a lovely book, I highly recommend it. Here is the poem I submitted for the book.

I am not a Gramma,
But I am surrounded by such children.

I am not a judge,
But I have listened to your rhetoric.

I am not a soldier,
But I am decimated by default.

I am not an expert,
But I have made enough mistakes to learn.

I am not a teacher,
But I have some experience to share.

I care deeply,
So your reality
Won't shade my truth.