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James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

A GIRL IN DERRY June 19th,2011


A girl in Derry long ago said that I was full of lust,
She was probably right as she left me in the dust,
Said she was going to join a convent the very next week,
I often wonder if that experience was completely unique.

And if perchance she’s still alive, would she remember me,
A Canadian sailor from across the Atlantic sea,
But that was very long ago, even long before the pill,
Before many lovely ladies went crazy but some don’t still.

Is there something I may have missed somewhere along the way?
Lots of things forgotten so I should have kept a dossier,
Or wrote a book about the many people and events,
Could have been a best seller because of the contents.

Submitted: Sunday, June 19, 2011
Edited: Monday, June 20, 2011

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  • Rookie Tai Chi Italy (6/19/2011 7:34:00 PM)

    Loved this rendition.

    Smiling at you

    Tai, described in a party game as Ann Frank tonight! lol (Report) Reply

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