Breath of steam, away we go;
Stacking smoke; shoveling coal.
Stepping forward in the line;
Rhythm machine, we’re keeping time.
 
Rosie’s got us off our knees;
Steeling our hearts over the seas.
Manufactured love and care,
“We can do it!”, ours to share.
 
Build for brothers, fathers, sons;
Unified, we work as one.
Fight the war out from the home;
Not a person stands alone.
 
We hammers of the industry
Keep this land one of the free;
Taking chances, let us rise;
The silent voices have a drive.

(2013)

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Silverfish
over 7 years

This piece is currently being reviewed by a publisher; wish me luck!

Silverfish
over 7 years

For us, Rosie the Riveter is a propagandic icon of the era, who commonly spouted the phrase "We can do it!"

Silverfish
over 7 years

The best part of poetry is open interpretation :)

'stiltskin
over 7 years

Excellent...... btw, you may know 'rosie' is a cockney word for 'tea' - so you see how well it fitted my thought...thanks.

Silverfish
over 7 years

You got the time frame right; it's about the American women who would pick up industry jobs in support of their men overseas. I always found that an interesting piece of the era

'stiltskin
over 7 years

I like this, it took me to WW2 Britain.......what is it really about??

Hawk
over 7 years

Excellent as always!

Cory Garcia
over 7 years

Well done :)

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