Jenny

 

Civil War sisters

stayed on the farm

baled the hay

plucked the geese

found meadowlark eggs

when bringing home the cows

 

Brothers went to war

carried a musket

lived in a trench

wounded

amputated

but lived to tell

 

Sisters and brothers

halves and wholes

swore by the candlelight

there would be slaves no more

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Jenny

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