My Three Names by Jackie Fox (All About My Name Poetry Series)

Jackie Fox:A bit of a departure from this blog’s focus, but thought I’d share a poem I wrote recently. Originally posted on Silver Birch Press: foxMy Three Names by Jackie Fox Jacqueline was heavy artillery. Reserved for behavior so awful Mom hauled out first, middle and last. Except in fourth grade, when we had three Jackies in our class and I got stuck with Jacqueline. I wasn’t quite as unhappy as that air base boy from the South. Jack was way too Yankee for his liking. The rest of the time I was Jackie. Most people thought I was named for the First Lady but they were all wrong. Mom’s love was closer to home. She named me for a girl she babysat. Dad was different. He always called me Jake. I knew I’d been away from home too long when he greeted me with Jackie at the front door. PHOTOGRAPH: The author as a young girl. NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: It’s funny how this call for submissions got me thinking about my three very… View original 145 more words

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