Sally

Sally do you see the armies marching?
Sally don’t they look so bright and brave?
Sally would you like to kiss a soldier,
to keep him warm in his forgotten grave?

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  1. damommza

     /  February 13, 2012

    This reminded me of so many Civil War poems..especially this one.

    http://www.civilwarhome.com/civilwarpoem.htm

    Your poem is succinct, yet very powerful. 😀

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    • Thank you, I was going for an “old” feel so it seems I succeeded there 😀 Succint is good as long as it says all you want it to, and in this case it did 😀 (and I enjoyed the poem you linked to, thanks 😀 )

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      • damommza

         /  February 13, 2012

        I thought you ended it at the exact right place. You didn’t need even one word more. As written, I could feel it in my heart perfectly. 😀

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        • The only thing is with this I originally wrote it as “Jenny” but I’ve already used that name for another poem so had to choose a new name, which I am not quite as happy with 😦 😀

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          • damommza

             /  February 13, 2012

            You know, I don’t believe it would have the same impact with “Jenny”. In the US, Sally is a very old fashioned name so it immediately made me think “Civil War” Jenny (from Jennifer) is more modern and would not have sent me in the same direction so, good choice with Sally! 😀 😀

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            • damommza

               /  February 13, 2012

              I just looked it up and Jennie was a more popular name during the Civil War than Sally but Sally has not been popular since the 1950’s while *Jenny has gained popularity up through the 90’s so I guess I was more familiar with Jenny and felt it was more modern. (but Sally still makes me think Civil War)

              *Bonus points..Jenny was my Grandmother’s name 😀

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            • And yet Jenny feels older to me, or I just like the sound. I cannot bring to mind any Jennys I’ve known, so that’s not it 😀

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            • Our last two comments must have crossed in cyberspace (cue the creepy woo-woo noise 😀 )
              Yes you mentioned that it was a grandmother’s name in the comments on “Jenny” (I couldn’t recall the poem so I had to look it up) 😀

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              • damommza

                 /  February 13, 2012

                We share a cyberconnectiveness. After all, you finish my sentences! 😀 😀

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  2. A kiss on the head,
    Is what she said.
    I missed you Fred
    And now you’re dead.

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  3. Caught me totally off guard! But, I liked it…goose bumps and all! Ohai freenz!

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    • Ohai and thank you, horripilation is one form of applause that can’t be faked 😀
      And how are you? Well I hope 😀

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      • Consider yourself applauded…as always! I’m doing very well – no complaints! How about you? Doing well, I hope?

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        • Having been shopping this morning, I don’t have to leave my flat for the next few days, now I can sit back and let the tension drain away, so I’m good, thank you very much 😀

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