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by Jennyj
Rated: E · Poetry · Writing · #1893809
an homage to a childhood heroine
AN ODE TO KATHERINE LEE BATES,
Unknown Poet Extraordinaire

“America the Beautiful”
was your most famous work;
To you I owe my poetry;
your legacy won’t shirk

its lessons to a little girl
who so wanted to write!
And so you were my heroine
Though law put up a fight!

I took my patriotic bent
to imitate your joy--
well, lawyering was like my Lent;
my soul nearly destroyed.

But I am at last writing now,
so happy every day;
certainly not a get-rich-thing;
but rather more like play!
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