Soldier Blue

Soldier Blue

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
"

(one from the archives, Beth in the Army cadets)

"
Petite fleur,
time flies, it's all a blur,
since you aged two
waded in wellies.
Soldier blue,
water over the brim,
wet feet, warm hands, wide smile.
Now you've grown and own
army boots.
They'll keep you grounded
while we dumbfounded
admire your choice
while hearing the strength of your
fine and independent voice.
 

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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i can feel the proud vibes exude from this write...quite the tribute.
the title reminded me of a seventies film with Candace Bergen...called Soldier Blue...
did you ever see that?

the last part will really make the viewer quite angry if he or she has any heart at all.

j.

Posted 4 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

I didn't see Soldier Blue Jacob, but did hear the ending was brutal. I was familiar with it, hence t.. read more



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My daughter was in the Air Force for 6 years . . . was proud of her service . . . and surprised because she was so independent!!! They certainly surprise you!!!
T

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Christine Anne Shaw

16 Hours Ago

You are spoiling me Tom with so many visits in one day. I admire your patience. Yes I share your sen.. read more
Beth, has my congratulations for being such a wonderful young lady...... :)

Posted 3 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

Thank you Stella. She is growing into a fine young woman. We are very proud of her. Just finishing h.. read more
I'm sure it only seems like yesterday.. what a delightful reminisce, Chris.

Neville

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

Where does the time go Neville? It only seems five minutes ago she was wading in her blue wellies. T.. read more
I love the ease with which you switch from freeverse to rhyming poetry. Your rhyming is easy on the eye and ear. A difficult thing to do as many write to rhyme rather than write into a natural rhyme. This is a lovely piece describing your watching of the young lady's progress into adulthood.

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

Thank you John. I never used to write in free verse but decided to try my hand at it for a bit of va.. read more
Very clear and true. Well stated.

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Lea Sheryn

3 Days Ago

I just finished reading a section on poetry in a book called Life and Literture. It was quite inter.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

Write in a style you feel comfortable with.
Lea Sheryn

3 Days Ago

True. We should stay with what we do best. :-))
I imagine there's a feeling of pride but also worry as any parent would worry for a child.

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

You are right Edie on both accounts. Many thanks for your visit.

Chris
i can feel the proud vibes exude from this write...quite the tribute.
the title reminded me of a seventies film with Candace Bergen...called Soldier Blue...
did you ever see that?

the last part will really make the viewer quite angry if he or she has any heart at all.

j.

Posted 4 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

I didn't see Soldier Blue Jacob, but did hear the ending was brutal. I was familiar with it, hence t.. read more

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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