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Once in A Blue Moon

Once In A Blue Moon

Good morning, how are you?
Yeah, I'm doing fine
The only thing missing
Is a whole lot of time

Betty's gone now
She got the big "C"
How's Debbie? Sorry
I had no idea

Remember Ernie?
I called a month too late
I had a strange feeling
As he stood by the gate

That's why it's been so long
Since I tried to call
All of this bad news
Is no news at all

How long has it been now
Since they closed down the plant
Some guys found other work
But others still can't

The last time I saw you
They were burying Fred
He was the first on the line
That I heard was dead

That's about all I know
Call me back real soon
Once in a while becomes
Once in a blue moon

About this poem

This poet was first published on Nov. 3, 2015. This poem speaks of how relationships seem to grow apart. WR Hays, pen name DeLaHay.

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Written on November 03, 2015

Submitted by lubigibbons on December 29, 2021

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WR Hays

WR Hays, Born 10,10.1952. In Memphis Tn. Served in USAF, Viet Nam Era Honorable Discharge. Held a Special Deputy Commission in the 1980s. Worked for Fed-Ex as an aircraft tech from 1980 to 2020. Retired 2025 more…

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  • Ward
    Are you familiar with the saying once in a blue moon?
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