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Frankly My Dear

It's a line that I remember.
I could not believe my ears
When Rhett said that word to Scarlett,
And left her in a flood of tears.

Profanity had not been heard
Upon the talking silver screen,
For censors had banned all words
Considered profane or obscene.

It was the year of nineteen-forty.
I had gone with my new beau
To showing of "Gone With the Wind",
A most highly touted show.

I couldn't believe he'd leave her
Just when she had come to know
That she really, truly loved him.
It was the ending of the show.

No one is shocked at anything
That is heard on the screen today,
But Clark Gable stunned the censors,
Tipped his hat and walked away.

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  1. Date: 9/12/2013 12:28:00 AM
    Congrats on winning the first place win, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 4:37:00 PM
    VERY good, Joyce. BIG congrats to this one.

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 10:46:00 PM
    congrats on your win Joyce

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 8:45:00 PM
    Joyce,, congratulations on your win ~SKAT~ .

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 6:43:00 PM
    well done Joyce...Linda

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 6:07:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win as well Joyce! I enjoyed your poem.

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 5:25:00 PM
    Congrats on a fine win Joyce

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 3:34:00 PM
    congrats Joyce on your winning poem xxx

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 3:09:00 PM
    Thank You for entering my contest

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 9:29:00 AM
    This is excellent Joyce! Love how you wrote about `Gone with the Wind`...great choice. Hugs

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 5:07:00 PM
    nicely penned wishes

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 1:36:00 AM
    Great poem Joyce ... Seren