August 1933

The Painted Lady

Volume 16, Issue 8

Frank Hunt Rentfrow

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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