THE PAINTED LADY
By Tiger Van Deusen
Captured German machine gun shown in ordnance exhibit, Hq., 2d Corps Area.
I sing my song with a painted mouth
And staccato, blazing breath.
The Jezabel of the Armies,
The Painted Lady of Death!
Born in the flow of the molten steel.
Baptised in flaming oil,
Cursed by the world e'er I saw the light
And went forth to my toil.
Pride of my many lovers,
My deep voiced fighting men
Caressed as my kisses took their toll
From, my steel-ringed, concrete den.
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