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Contributor: Faye Sizemore || Poem Categories

The Messenger country as flag
"I'm tired, Mamma"
The little boy begged "Let me go play
Just for a few minutes today
I'll just be down the lane a ways."
What he saw there left him in a daze
The troops walked slowly
Slowly enough for him to see
They wore dusty coats of blue
That was when he thought it could be true
Things he had heard... Rumors of being free
The boy ran.... with tears on his face
Cotton field sweat still on his brow
Faster, he went... Even faster now
Smoke from Atlanta was strong on the wind
"Mamma, Mamma the cannons are coming
And they're surely going to win
The Army's on the road just behind me"
He grasped her hand and slapped his knee
"Mamma... Mamma, we're all going to be free"

By Faye Sizemore
Copyright 2008
Listed February 22, 2012

About Author... Faye Sizemore makes her home in the beautiful foothills of South Carolina with Grant, the love of her life, as well as three dogs, two cats, two parakeets and four nanny goats. Grant is a Vietnam Veteran having served with the US Marines in 1968-69 and is, of course, Faye's muse. Faye is deeply interested in Veterans' Affairs and Veterans' Causes. She is very proud of Grant and her poetry is an off-shoot of that pride.

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