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JerryPat2
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I wish I had a picture of Alma, but unfortunately I do not.
Alma and I were in the same class during our high school years.


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the mothers sized Alma up
as a girl who would entice their sons
into groping backseat maneuvers
the mothers looked at her
as if she was wearing
a sullied negligee smelling gamy
and sporting a hickey both sides of her neck
Alma could never charm the mothers
but the fathers ogled her
she was what the mothers
kept warning their sons about
she was trouble
the alley cat
you didn't bring home
she was the dog-eared dirty book
you dare not leave out for mother to find
Alma was the centerfold
you took to your bed every night

Alma should have come of age
in the 1960's instead of the
Eisenhower years of the 1950's
she wouldn't have stood out so

ŠJuly 14, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton


~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
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2islander2
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1 posted 08-07-2017 05:29 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

wonderful portrait, alma is so great in your moving lines,
yann


JerryPat2
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2 posted 08-07-2017 05:32 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Thank you,Yann, I appeciae your comments.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

jwesley
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Interesting - were you in New Orleans back then . . . I, too, had an Alma in my life in that time frame (mid to late '50's . . . although you have a few years on me . . . you never know!)  

I use to run (literally) between her house, along the edge of Bayou St. John, to another girls house, also just a couple blocks off the bayou.

Some how, I never got caught either!!  Now I couldn't run from my computer to the front door without being nabbed!!  

Sometimes I really miss "the old days"....


j.
JerryPat2
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Heh.Heh . . . Aww Jimmy! No, Alma and I were classmates in the late fifties in a little town in Arkansas called Taylor. We were good friends, I was her protector whenever I could be. Quite a story about your New Orleans experience. Thank you for being here.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Cerulean
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Sounds like you miss those times, and a great last four lines... I guess you mean there were more "Almas" in the 1960s? Enjoyed.
JerryPat2
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Yes Cerulean, you got it right. For a high spirited girl, the sixties were perfect. Appreciate your thoughts on my poem.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Poet In Pink
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This goes to show how fast things change in society ~ Prim and proper to Free love, drugs & peace man   Also shows how people can be stamped wrongly ~ Never judge a book by its cover for sure ~ Much enjoyed reading Jerry Alana
JerryPat2
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Thank you very much, Alana. Sorry I missed your comment back then, but I very much appreciate your 1houghts.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

 
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