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Red Pen Blues

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Red Pen Blues

Mary Stockton this is all down to you
Remember all those years ago I did an N.V.Q.
Business admin and typing that is what it was 
But I still have depression and why well just because
You gave me the red pen blues

You always seemed to have, a red pen in your hand
A stroke a slash a flourish so grand
Red marks showing up my mistake
Kept saying oh for heaven’s sakes 
You gave me the red pen blues

I keep waking up in a sweat
Years later I have often wept
That pen strikes fear in my heart
From my mind it will never depart
I still got the red pen blues

So this rhyme it is just for you
Maybe you remember the good times to
All the people you left with a scar
If you read this you know who they are
They all got the red pen blues

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  1. Date: 11/3/2012 2:17:00 PM

    Good that you could write about it..Writing helps to release those feelings..I enoyed readint this one.Thanks for stopping by...Sara

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 1:57:00 AM

    I sure enjoy these two most recent poems Of yours I read tonight. This is the kind of poem about someone from your past that I love reading about!!

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 12:46:00 PM

    Owen, you have a way with stories.. i like the image of you still having that pen, this is a fun dedication,,, enjoyed..pd

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 2:07:00 PM

    Keep her away from me! Fun poem Owen.

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 11:53:00 AM

    Agree with Seren: send it to her!:) Very nice rhyme indeed my friend.Take Care,Arild

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 2:09:00 AM

    Ha ha send it to her. Very funny. Seren

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 1:22:00 PM

    A sweet, funny poem :)