Names I don’t know

terrill road runs right down the plain
away from the hill where st mary’s school sits
all the way down to raritan
and the house of betty frazee
who told the redcoats where to stick it
Cornwallis didn’t take her bread that day
there the terril trail is lost in the swamps
of the ash brook, which raritan road skirts
on it’s way to the bay, and the ships
whose names i don’t know.

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16 thoughts on “Names I don’t know

  1. I’ve just come to this prompt and your poem fresh from visiting Cardiff for a conference. What a joy to read your poem first, Eric! I love the image you paint of ‘betty frazee / who told the redcoats where to stick it’, the way ‘raritan road skirts [the brook] / on its way to the bay’ and the ships whose names you don’t know’. A fresh poem pulsing with history.

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