VERMONT 1941.

VERMONT 1941.

A Poem by Terry Collett
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A WOMAN HER THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS AS SHE PREPARES FOR A SHOW IN RUTLAND VERMONT IN 1941,

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The show must go on,
Johnny says, despite
You feeling as you

 

Do about Max and
Him being in the
Army and the war

 

And such. But you don’t
Give a darn about
The show or how things

 

Will go and all that
Stuff, which Johnny thinks
Important and you

 

Don’t and just because
His marriage is rock
Solid and his wife

 

Can sit on her butt
All day waiting for
Him to come home with

 

That red lipped smile of
Hers, don’t mean that you
Can feel and think the

 

Same about Max while
He’s away. The old
Adage: while the cat’s

 

Away the mice will
Play, rings true in your
Mind and you know that

 

Once Max is off the
Scene fighting in some
Foreign place, you are

 

Going to need, yes,
Need, male company,
Need and want it like

 

A baby needs milk,
Like your dear daddy
Needed his smooth booze.

 

The show needs you, Sue,
Needs your voice and your
Dancing routine, needs

 

You to make it go,
Johnny says in that
Whining voice of his,

 

That get under your
Skin, tone of voice. You
Stand and watch. Feeling

 

Nothing much, wanting
For the whole s**t show
Circus to be long

 

Forgotten, to be
Over with, to be
One defunct boring

 

Episode in your
Life. The sky is clear.
The day is set. You

 

Allow the thoughts and
Sights to swim about
Your head. Johnny gets

 

Himself busy; the
Rest of the folks are
At it too, doing

 

Their little bits, their
Small parts. God bless their
Little happiness,
Their small human hearts.

© 2010 Terry Collett


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wow. You paint pictues with words. I can see her, think her thoughts. I really enjoyed the visit. Thanks for the opportunity. :)

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Terry Collett

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Thank you.

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Terry Collett
Terry Collett

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Terry Collett has been writing since 1971 and published on and off since 1972. He has written poems, plays, and short stories. He is married with eight children and eight grandchildren. on January 27t.. more..

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