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 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months 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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Such a warm embrace packed in such few words for a friend you clearly have much affection and pride for.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you Aurora, there is indeed much warmth and love here, for my granddaughter Beth who has lived.. read more
love the boots connections .. something about that ;) great title ..hooked me straight away ... free form is very fluid .. i feel the conflicting emotions of a Dad, me, watching one of me daughters trudge off to one branch of another ... so frightening ... so very proud ... tho none of my children chose the Armed Services route .. i feel every bit of it in reading ... so ... well done says i! well done indeed
E.

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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you Mr E and a good morning from me. So happy that this old poem posted out for an airing, bro.. read more
Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

yes ma'am ...i'm the Da! ;)
Whilst you've created a wonderful scene from the past, even more is the sincerity of both love and pride you have for your Beth. This really is a gentle and more than fine piece of writing, Chris.

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emmajoy

4 Months Ago

I don't keep a note of when or if, luv., you've such a buzzzy life, you must need a touch or few of .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Yes, we may not have birthed them, but how we love them Em. You are right about busy. There is so mu.. read more
emmajoy

4 Months Ago

Doing the same at present, but not as physically busy as you... in a way, regretfully. Spoil yourse.. read more
Great write! Immediately drew my younger brother to mind. Watched him grow up and become a Navy man, who is now a police officer. This was a wonderful read.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Many thanks Travis. Pleased it made you think of your brother. I appreciate your visit.

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That's the way it goes Christine
Playing with little toys
THEN
Play becomes real > little cars become real ones > fighter jets
Timid/shy: girl/boy gains confidence and a leader

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

The way of the word Wild Rose. Thank you and a good Sunday morning to you.

Chris
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

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months 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 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months 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

4 Months 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.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months 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

4 Months 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

4 Months Ago

Write in a style you feel comfortable with.
Lea Sheryn

4 Months Ago

True. We should stay with what we do best. :-))

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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