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Patricia McCormic Bullfighter

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Patricia McCormic Bullfighter

Patricia McCormic – Bullfighter

A bull, a sword, a big red cape
A cheering crowd, a girly shape
She was the first back in her day
A Matador, the best they’d say
At least among the girls back then
For until her, they were all men
Not just a girl, a Yankee to boot
Dressed up in a manly suit
She fought 300 bulls or more
And only six times did bulls gore
But once the gore was so severe
They thought her end was very near
A priest came out to give “last rites”
After one of her losing fights
And he issued one last order
Let her die north of the border
But she survived to fight again
And faced those bulls with her girly grin
This courageous girl would stand
With just the red cape in her hand
The bulls would charge, she wouldn’t flinch
As the bulls passed by within an inch
She’d end the dance with the coup de gras
Amid the “Bravos” and “Hurrahs”

For ten years she endured
The thought of getting skewered
By bulls that she engaged within the ring
Now her thoughts are so much lighter
She’s a teacher, she’s a writer
As bullfighting no longer is her thing

Another true story from the web

Copyright © mike dailey

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  1. Date: 1/3/2013 3:57:00 PM
    this is a brilliant description of someone i'd never heard of (never knew there was a female bullfighter!) and i love how you've told her story...

    dailey Avatar mike dailey
    Date: 1/4/2013 10:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I came across her in a story on the web (as usual) and thought she deserved a showing in rhyme. Glad you appreciate fine art! Mike