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Just a country boy

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Seymour Tabin
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0 posted 12-09-1999 06:18 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Seymour Tabin

            Just a country boy

From lonely country cricket nights
I wondered into city lights.
From country grass and country feel,
Into valleys of glass and steel.

From country music foot and tap,
Into whirling lights and city wrap.
From country food grits and beans,
To food dispensed by weird machines.

From hay rides in the country night.
To sofas and apartment lights.
From country cider and country mash,
To Irish whisky or any stash.

From getting up at rise of sun,
To sleeping through till day is done.
From gleaming white of snow on snow,
To dirty mush where cars would go.

I think I prefer the country boy,
To all this fancy hoi polloi.

© Copyright 1999 Seymour Tabin - All Rights Reserved
Jewl_24_1999
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1 posted 12-09-1999 06:23 PM       View Profile for Jewl_24_1999   Email Jewl_24_1999   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Jewl_24_1999

Wonderful poem! It made me think of home.  
hoot_owl_rn
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2 posted 12-09-1999 06:47 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Seymore...
Don't you know dear fellow poet, you can take the boy out of the country, but you can never take the country out of the boy. You will always be a country boy as I will always be a country girl.  
Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 12-09-1999 09:02 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Trying to think where they eat grits and it snows. oh, well
This was fun to read
Liz
Marge Tindal
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4 posted 12-09-1999 09:27 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Seymour -
Git yo'sef back to the country.
Grits, 'taters
and green fried 'maters.
Country boy ... you done worked up a powerful appetite !
You are talking to a country gal here for sure.  
Acres and acres of acres and acres.
I loved this reminder of where our roots are buried ... there grows our soul.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now ... Miss Lizzie my friend ...
A POET could eat GRITS anywhere he wants!
Ain't cha' ever heared tell of grocery stores?


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Seymour Tabin
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5 posted 12-09-1999 09:38 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Jewl,
Thank you much.
Hoot,
what you say is true. *L*
Liz,
In my country anything can happen. *L*
Marge,
Acres and acres of thanks.
Elizabeth Santos
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6 posted 12-09-1999 09:41 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Then let it
Liz
Betty Gravitt
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7 posted 12-09-1999 09:41 PM       View Profile for Betty Gravitt   Email Betty Gravitt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Betty Gravitt

Seymour another country girl here. To phrase a country song, "i was raised on country sunshine". Need a break my friend? The country is a healer for the soul. I love this. Simply divine.  

 B Gravitt


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8 posted 12-09-1999 11:35 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Sy, this is a good one. The wording and the phrases are very clever and constructed excellently. Good mind at work here.
WhtDove
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Good ol' country boy! You describe it well. I like to be in the country, well, if I'm still close enough to civilization that is.  I'd rather look at the beauty of snow then the dirty mush of traffic too! Wonderful Seymour.
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10 posted 12-10-1999 12:41 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wow! Most excellent!  

 Denise


Seymour Tabin
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11 posted 12-10-1999 09:33 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Liz,
My secret to grits is ketchup,
Love grits with ketchup. *L*
Betty,
Love the water too, trying to get them both together somehow. Thanks for the read and comment.
Balladeer,
Praise from you makes my day.
WhtDove,
Thanks for the wonderful *L*
Denise,
And you for the WOW. *L*
Elizabeth Santos
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12 posted 12-10-1999 09:37 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

What in the heck does that mean?
Elizabeth Santos
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Look, I spent years in South Carolina and ate lots of grits, but never saw 'em eaten with ketchup!
Liz
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14 posted 12-10-1999 09:54 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This country girl loves your poem, Seymour (But ketchup? YUK! LOL... Gimme picante sauce or butter on MY grits! LOL)
 
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