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The Red Badge of Courage

Before I'm another day older, I'm gonna get shot in the shoulder. In movies and shows, the protagonist knows, it's how to get Hilda and hold her. From Gene Autry to Scully and Mulder, the good guys aren't turned on by gold, or political power: come the end of the hour, they want to get shot in the shoulder. In Buffalo, Boise or Boulder, each player, or stacker or folder will promise you flat if you wear a white hat, you're gonna get shot in the shoulder. The girl may be Gertrude or Golda: you're ready to melt her and mold her? The best thing to do when the baddies ride through, is get yourself shot in the shoulder. There's no formula stricter or colder: the eye of the movie beholder requires of the star, when he enters that bar, that he has to get shot in the shoulder. When I met Grace Kelly, I told her (or let's say I gently cajoled her): "if you're leaving at noon, then I don't need a wound!" But I bled. That's right, lead. In the shoulder!

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Date: 3/10/2017 5:58:00 PM
A very fun string of poems Michael I love the story they told:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/10/2017 12:16:00 AM
WoW! I'll send Jan Allison over to read your limericks :) And then they all end with almost the same line. Great work, this is... The title made me laugh so hard. It's so sarcastic really, that shot in the shoulder. That last stanza is with so much painful irony too. Please Grace don't leave, you're too beautiful! You didn't need that bullet to bleed, and yet.... Funny in a very true way, this poem.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/10/2017 5:58:00 PM
Thanks for the heads up Darren:-) hugs Jan xx
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Michael Coy
Date: 3/10/2017 5:43:00 AM
Thank you, amigo. You've put a big grin on my face!