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SHAYS’ REBELLION

SHAYS’ REBELLION

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PAUL GENEGA
Poetry
Pages: 34
Published: 1995
ISBN: 1-8861424-02-7

An excerpt from Shays’Rebellion

No rebel without a cause, these boys,
slogging through the mire of Massachusetts
mud.
Whiskey-miffed, other-directed,
muskets slung on shoulders even Chicago
would covet,
glasses never rosied the whites of their eyes,
no fear born of fear sullied buckskins.
 
Picture them now, anonymous, anomic,
trekking the old sod west
of Braintree, wet loam and fecula
furling pitcher plants and trinkets
in the summer when cotton was king.