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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Mrs. Finnigan
By Margretta Scott
 
From “Side-lights on War”

SHE never got enough to drink—
She was as thirsty as a sun-dried pond.
Her old man gave the money to Mary.
She wasn’t afraid of a chit like Mary,
But she was afraid of her old man.        5
 
War came—
And her old man had to go.
She gave him a holy medal
And God’s blessings:
She got his allotment        10
And a Government allowance.
The swinging doors of every saloon hailed to her;
She slept with a black bottle under her pillow.
“It’s a foine war,” she would say to Mary,
“And the Govermint treats you splindid.”        15
 
 
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