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The Girls of Worcester

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The Girls of Worcester

here’stuh
the girls of Woostuh
the ones we usetuh
get closetuh
and pretendtuh
dancetuh 
the Sambuh

The girls of Worcester Mass.,
making our short training tour
in 1957 Fort Devens bearable.
There was a dance hall there.    
Public formal dancing is almost 
unknown in the South.  

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  1. Date: 11/20/2012 11:05:00 AM
    NICE WRITE WITH INSIGHT DID NOT KNOW USETUH WAS A WORD I LIKE TO USE EXPRESIONS SLANG WORDS AND METAPHORS MY SELF DAVIDSCOTT

    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson
    Date: 11/21/2012 2:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No, is not a slang word at all David. I used as poetice device just to show the way they sounded to me when they talked. There's nothing wrong with metaphors. Other things not normally used may be, if you make your intention fully known.
  1. Date: 10/20/2012 10:48:00 AM
    Didn't realize you were around for that long. I like the way you used rhyme to illestrate the dialect.

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 3:55:00 PM
    Charles, Thanks for the share....I married a military man myself, so am familiar with the many 'townies' that prayed to marry one of y'all..... sweet, nostalgic poem appreciate the way you captured the linguistic flavor.. great share!