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When Rhett Said that He Didn't Give a Damn

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When Rhett Said that He Didn't Give a Damn

When Rhett said that he didn’t give a damn
to Scarlett in that famed scene we all know,
it was a little scandalous back then
to hear that damn word at the movie show!

Who said the bad word first?. . . It shouldn’t matter
on whom that strange distinction was bestowed.
The world was changing. Right around the corner
Rock and Roll was ready to explode!

And even long before “Gone With the Wind,”
words much more vulgar had through history
been used by folks in nearly every culture
in every level of society!

Good taste and etiquette still do remain
among the educated, yet a gang
of thugs inside a movie would sound lame
with dialog like “I don’t give a dang!”

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  1. Date: 10/7/2013 10:46:00 PM
    You know I still have not watched that movie. I guess there are many I have not watched. I would flunk out on movie trivia. LOL. Well that is it for tonight. I am tired but wanted to catch up on a few of your poems. love phyl

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 6:49:00 PM
    I do think desperation brings such words to bare upon the moment; Rhett thought he could change her or save her from herself.He could not. We have all been there when the moment overloads and the emotional fuse is blown. The scene was perfect as she contiues on into madness saying "Tomarrow is another day." Stopped by to say hi.

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 7:36:00 PM
    is damm a bad word? Congrats on your win. Morgan

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 9:30:00 PM
    I like the injected humor, congratulations!

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 8:47:00 PM
    Andrea, , congratulations on your win ~SKAT~.

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 6:44:00 PM
    Hi Andrea, love the win...Linda

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 6:12:00 PM
    Very true. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 5:31:00 PM
    Boy did the world ever change...congratulations Andrea....

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 5:02:00 PM
    great read Andrea ,congrats ...Seren

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 3:37:00 PM
    congrats on your win Andrea, great entry xxx

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 3:11:00 PM
    Thank You for entering my contest

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 6:14:00 PM
    Yes and they sound real cool effing and blinding all the way through the movie don't they just Petal. I remember taking my wife to be to see this and she wanted to watch the damn thing all the way through haha. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 9:39:00 PM
    How do you come up with these ideas Andrea? I loved Gone with the wind and it did celebrate a lot of firsts. I loved the humor in this creative write!

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 1:57:00 PM
    lol, yes, that would break the tension for sure!!

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 11:32:00 AM
    Very young and modern poem, I feel. Surely, sometimes the word damn inspires to go ahead silently in heart too. Lovely done. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 10:21:00 AM
    Yes. Like, I don't give a darn. To me the movies today are childish, using four letter words just to be naughty. Gone with the Wind ended with those words. The rest was just routine Hollywood. My opinion only. Love, daver

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 9:31:00 AM
    Ha!...."Frankly my dear, I don't give a poo!"...how bout that one?...haha. Got a laugh outta this one, Andrea...:)

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 4:02:00 PM
    What will be acceptable in ten or twenty years. Oh my, I dare not think. :)

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 8:16:00 AM
    That last line made me laugh....."dang" just doesn't cut it !! LOL !! Cute poem, Andrea!! ps......thanks for the tip on my Sapphic poem......you were right.....I missed the stressed syllable word, and it helps to have another eye! Thank you!

  1. Date: 9/3/2013 11:13:00 AM
    This is nicely done Andrea,,,, I have 3 large posters of G. W. T. Wind 2 X 3 feet. you have an awesome day, OK ;}

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