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Rictameter poetry, Rosie The Riveter

Updated on June 19, 2012
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I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.

Dedicated in memory to my Sister Bea who worked at the shipyard in Evansville, In. during WWII

Rosie

The Riveter

Welding, riveting battle ships

Destination Iwo Jima Japan

Rosie inscribed her initials

On the ship's forward bow

Glowing self pride

Rosie.

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      I hope you can see the standing ovation. A tribute to your sister. She so deserves a tribute and a nice one at that.

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Wow, what an inspiration! I love that Bea signed her work. If it hadn't been for women like your sister, America would have been in trouble during those years. Respect...

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      Hear, hear mollymeadows, Vincent is in agreement. So many woman kept the cause afloat by their hard work and dedication to the fighting machines. I am proud to for my mother helped out in factories during the WW11 in Canada. She has pleasant memories of the woman she met who dedicated their lives to helping the cause. Well done Ruby I am proud of Bea...

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A wonderful tribute to your sister Ruby. These women certainly need to be remembered for their part in WWII

      Awesome

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow this is a wonderful tribute to your wonderful sister, and I applaud her.. and you.. awesome poem

      sharing

      Debbie

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Great tribute for you sister We should all applaud her working on those battle ships.

      Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wow! My mother worked in the shipyards during WWII....how cool! Great tribute to your sister, Ruby!

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      snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada

      Hey Ms always, I found a song for you and Bea. You are rockin with the rictameter poetry.

      http://youtu.be/9CQ0M0wx00s

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

      Beautiful and inspiring poetry Ruby! Breathtaking. Great tribute to your sister!

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      BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

      A great write! A great tribute to your sister too. I'm familiar with Evansville, IN too. Wonderful poem and lovely read for me.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mike, I hear the applause. Thank you. I'm not sure but i think she was around 15 when she did this. I guess back then all the young girls did this. Thank's again. Cheers

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Ruby,

      It was Rosie the Riveter who worked with your sister, Bea.

      They installed the rivets for the big ships sent across the sea.

      They toiled each day for large ship-building companies , you see,

      To keep America the home of the brave and the land of the free.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mollymeadows, I agree. The women took over the work force when the men went to war. I was too young to know about it, but my Sister Bea told me lots of stories. Thank you for coming by..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Vincent, Thank you. I am proud of her too and all the others who worked in the factories while raising their families.. I guess we would do it today if we were needed.. Always happy to see and hear from you..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Rosemary, I saw a picture of Rosie The Riveter and immediately thought of Bea. I miss her so much. She had a son my age , I lived with them more than my Mother. Thank you so much for your awesome comment..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Debbie, I am glad you liked this enough to share it. Thank you kindly..Cheers my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Joyce, I always had a desire to see one of the ships where she had placed her initials, even today one might still be around. LOL Wishful thinking..Thank you my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Bill, Our generation has a lot to be proud of, our sisters and Mothers stepped up when needed. It's nice to remember when our nation was united. Thank you..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Snakelane, I guess you can see that i used your video to add to this piece. Thank you so much, and thank's for the rockn comment..Smiling.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Caroline, Happy you thought it was inspiring. Thank you for a breathtaking comment...Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Bobbi, I knew you were from In. Evansville is the closest BIG town around. Happy it was a lovely read for you. Thank you so much..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Drbj. I will always cherish your poetry for this piece. I appreciate you and look forward to your words of encouragement. Thank you my Dear..Cheers

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      This is absolutely amazxing as I am a huge WWII buff. Wow - how much incredible stories and tales she must have shared with you.

      Truly amazing.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shiningirisheyes, My Sister Bea was a go-getter. She was into many things. I loved all of her stories concerning the war. She lived a full life. I adored her. She passed away in 2003. Thank you for your amazing comment.

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Rolicking song to accompany this amazing tribute to your awesome sister!

      Loved this, Ruby-- voted UP & ABI! Hugs, Maria

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mar, So happy you enjoyed. The video is a gift from snakeslane. Thank you for an awesome comment..Cheers

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Wow, such an awesome tribute to the greatest gal! What an amazing story, smart idea to leave the initials, they are somewhere out there carrying the memory of the past.

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Great timely piece of poetry, always exploring, in these times of so much dissention. Although today, many claim patriotism, mostly I hear name-calling, bickering and a Congress that cannot agree, much less agree to disagree. My mom and dad grew up during The Great Depression and neighbors, families and friends helped each other. My dad , like Bea, was a part of "The Greatest Generation" and served as an army medic in WWII. The world, of course, is different today...much progress, but a lot lost, too. I can understand why you are proud of your sister, Bea, and miss her dearly. As a sidenote, I never knew about Rictameter poetry. Thank you for the excellent introduction, my talented friend.

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      sofs 5 years ago

      You are an awesome sister.. I am sure your sis is as proud of you as you are of her.. Great tribute!

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      Cathy Nerujen 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      What a nice Tribute to your sister Brea. Sisters are awesome, and always there for us... well the good ones I mean. LOL.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Lovely tribute to your sister.

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      This is a fantastic tribute to your sister. It was sure a different life for women at that time. Very well done.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      She was before my time but I do actually remember seeing her. Seems like I remember seeing her on a can of some type. I may be wrong, but I do remember her. Reminds me of my grandpa, wonderful memories. Awesome!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      A wonderful tribute to your sister Ruby, beautiful!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Wonderfully done.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Max. I like to think the ships she initialed are still out there. Thank you for a wonderful comment..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Amy, I agree. There was a time when everyone pulled together, now there is so much bickering about what party is right and nothing gets done . A lot of people are hurting, and all the money being spent on the elections is a shame. ( Both parties ) I am proud of my Sis. Bea, politics didn't enter her mind, she was thinking of the country, which we all should be doing right now. Thank's for sharing your story and for commenting..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Sophie, Thank you Dear one. Happy you came to visit..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Astra, Yes Sisters are precious and when we lose one, it takes a part of you away. Happy you enjoyed. Thank you so much..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Susan, Thank you for a lovely comment..Cheers..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Pam. I can't imagine us doing what they did back then, but i bet we could. Thank you for reading and commenting..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ricky, I guess it was a time in America when everyone was MAD and the women rolled up their sleeves and went to work, taking the jobs the men left to fight the war. I hope we will never forget Rosie The Riveter..Thank you my friend..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Lesley, Thank you for a beautiful comment..Cheers my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Vinaya, Good to see you. Thank you for a wonderful comment..Cheers my friend

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      Again, I'm Smiling at the Fun Tribute to your Sister...How Sweet and Charming Ruby... I Loved the Poem and the Video!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello b., I'm glad it made you smile and you enjoyed the video. Thank's for a sweet comment. Cheers my friend..

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      A salute to your sister.... for her outstanding work

      Great piece of poetry

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Very lovely tribute to your dear sister Ruby. Anyway, i also have a note of thanks for you. Check Part 5 :)

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      Cassandra Mantis 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      That was back in the day when a hard job meant just that, Ruby! A hard graft! Nice video! Nice hub!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Nice piece Ruby!! You know, Rosie was also a symbol for young women in the 70s --one of independence and usefulness in society--at least that was my take on it!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you Rahul. Your comment makes me happy. Thank you...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello unknown spy. Thank you for coming to read. I read your latest tributes. Thank you for including me. God bless...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello cheeky girl, Thank you my friend. I appreciate you. Cheers..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      HelloAudrey, I am proud that women have stood and helped in any way they could. God bless women. Than you.. Cheers..

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 4 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Your Hubs are always inspirational and up-lifting! Voted-Up! I pray your doing well. Come visit me when you have a chance. Much Love.....Always!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      wow..she was a brave lady, ruby!

      Beautiful tribute!!

      voted up and shared across

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello drpastorcarlotta, I am doing well and i am so happy when you visit my page. Thank you. I wrote you a fanmail. I appreciate you my friend...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ruchira, She was one who did what needed to be done, no questions asked. Thank you for sharing and your beautiful comment... Cheers

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Ruby is now doing rictameter poetry

      not at all as easy as cross-word puzzles

      All I can say is bravo my dear twin

      You are becoming a poet per excellence.

      Very-very impressive, Ruby!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Martie, Your accolades thrill me. Thank you so much. Catch you later my Dear twin. Cheers...

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Ruby I will get George Jones personally to rivet in your bolts and he will do it while singing to you too - lake erie time 11:22pm love from epi and his two sleeping cats -

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Aha Epi, I can't think of anyone who could rivit my bolts any better. Thank you my sweet friend..

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      50 Caliber 4 years ago from Arizona

      Aye, Ms. Ruby, I'm not sure what "Rick Tam at her" poetry is, funny the way my new program heard and typed the words that I spoke, kind of beneficial to the topic,in a funny way. It was a great time in American history that women kicked in, and took up the slack so America had all its bases covered to fight a war. It showed Japan that they were in serious trouble after staring up a beehive of the American fighting forces. It was a time when all were engaged in a serious game of payback for the assault at Pearl Harbor.

      Love the video, and the background tune. On a topic that showed up in Bugs Bunny cartoons and others as well. I had to vote this one up and awesome as a tribute that boosted women into the position that was rightfully theirs.

      I love the smell of burning bras in the morning, LOL.

      May the blessings be,

      dust

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Dust, HaHa..You made me LOL..Burning bras was a bold move for sure. I never liked wearing them or shoes..Hee..Thank's for the awesome comment..Cheers my friend..

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      is it true that she has engraved her name on the bow of the ship...well said Ruby...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello raciniwa, Yes it's true, not her complete name just her initials. Thank you for coming to visit me..Cheers

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      WOW! I voted up for sure. Ruby,you always amaze me.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Integrity, WOW, your comments always amaze me. You are sweet. Thank you my friend....

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      COO!

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