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Poems by Murray Poets and Poems About Murray County
by Nora Lee Lambert

Leap Year in 1944, by Nora Lee Lambert. World War II was raging. Murray County High School at that time published their school newspaper as part of The Chatsworth Times. This was included in that school newspaper (The Green and White), March 1944.

‘Twas the year before leap year,
And in every town,
All the girls were busy planning
How they'd run their man down.

Now the race is on as you can see,
The girls are as busy as they'll ever be.
Our mothers don't worry or have to scold,
They know all the boys are too young or too old.

There's just one thing that worries me,
It's not the girls that giggle with glee,
It's the draft board that's taken a hand,
And that's something I'll just have to stand.
vI thought just a day or two ago,
That I'd found the man I wanted so,
But I found out just today,
That he's been classified as 1-A.
vBut I'll try not to worry, just say:
"I'm sure Uncle Sam will find a way
To send all the boys home happy and gay."
Then we can really enjoy Leap Year Day.

Note: This first appeared in the MCHS school newspaper, The Green and White in March 1944.

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