Patricia Kelley

Rookie - 36 Points (March 11 1957 / Oklahoma)

The American Girl - Poem by Patricia Kelley

She walks in darkness like an alert eagle, with light feet sent to the darkest corners of the earth.
Born in America in which her mother gave birth.
Her weapon tightly gripped in her hand, with her finger on the trigger.
She's an American girl.
She can't remember her long last hot bath.
She can only feel the enemy's hot wrath.
She's an American girl.
Peering around the darkest corners of the earth, there's no hesitation in pulling the trigger.
With all concentration on her finger,
She's the hitter.
Hitting her target to the ground,
She does it with a loud round.
She's an American girl.
With her only possession being her Bible tucked in her pocket.
She's living, moving action.
Never knowing where she's going to rest.
Her life a constant test,
She does her best.
She's an American girl.
With all prayers upon her to outwit the enemy,
She needs better weaponry.
Guarding Angels' sent from Heaven to protect the American girl!

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is for our female soldiers.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 4, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, February 4, 2013

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