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Up On The Wall

Peggy Claire is half cowboy and half Southern Belle. She was born in New Mexico and raised in New Orleans. She has made her final home as far South and West as she could get (and still be in the United States) in San Diego. With the exception of a few years spent as a singer/songwriter, her penchant for writing poetry has been a private matter. Until now.

I've been fighting all my life
and I haven't won the war
But just like you, baby
I'd never lost a battle before

In my own grand scheme
In my private world of dreams
I claimed to be a pacifist
But now I know that world is no more

'Cause when I met you, soldier,
I heard that bugle call
I surrendered, and I suffered
I loved you. Put me up on the wall.


Published October 2005


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