Elaine Battersby

Rookie - 0 Points (Preston, Lancashire.Lives in London)

Betty


She 85 years young
With a mind of her own,
and a will of steel that's for sure.
Not afraid to speak out,
when she thinks ought is wrong.
She's a lassie from Lancashire.
She's been through the war
and through the mill.
She knows what it's like to have naught.
But she can still have a laugh
and be glad for what's she's got.
She's a lassie from Lancashire

Submitted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Topic of this poem: Age

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  • Rookie - 185 Points Joseph Anderson (3/18/2014 12:45:00 PM)

    A stirring tribute to a classy lady. I have much admiration for you British and your mum is certainly one to be admired, as are you for this write.My love for England
    is stated in my poem-Before The Next Bomb Falls. I hope you will read it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (3/18/2014 3:03:00 AM)

    A lovely tribute to a powerful character. My favourite part is she's been through the war and the mill. Clever in more than one term. Ty. Karen (Report) Reply

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