Peter E. Evans

(Seabrook, MD, USA)

Sleigh Ride

Poem by Peter E. Evans

From an old hick town not far away
I hear an almost noiseless sleigh
I wondered what its all about
Until I heard their voices shout
To the town hall I hear them say
To the Ball that's there all night we'll stay While a mid-twenties sailor aboard
ship in the Pacific Ocean
during World War II, young sailors
turned to Peter to help them write
letters to their sweethearts back home
such as: I Love You I love you Miss Nicely so very much When I go to bed nightly you're within touch With my head on my pillow Thoughts of you in my head I close my eyes lightly I'm happy in bed This fellow married the young
lady when war ended

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

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