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Milk Cow Blues

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The Lady
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0 posted 05-14-2006 12:22 AM       View Profile for The Lady   Email The Lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for The Lady




If you see my milk cow
    wonít you  drive her on home
          I ain't had no milk and butter
               since my milk cowís been gone
                     ~Kokomo Arnold


I woke up this morning
found myself alone in bed
opened up my eyes  
felt the blues fall on my head

I heard Commander Cody singing
Ďbout his old milk cow
I knew I had to do something
and I had to do it now

listen
I donít know how you feel Commander
Ďcause I ainít go no milk cow
but honey
my man is gone
and thatís an empty feeling
Iím so low
I could slide under a snakeís belly
and not even disturb him

I mean I know your milk cowís gone
and thatís enough to fret you
but honey
Iím taking about my sweet man here
Iím talking about the one
who keeps me warm at night
fans my brow at noon
whispers sweetness in my ear first thing in the morning
Iím talking about a man bringing home his paycheck
with a pack of beer
and some smokes
Iím talking about dancing
all Saturday night
and Commander
they ainít no way you can compare
a milk cow
to something like that

still
Iím with you honey

now I spoke to the Lord
and here is what I said
please send the Commanderís cow home
put my man back in my bed

Iíll go back to church on Sunday
go to confession too
you ainít gonna believe
all the good stuff that Iíll do

then a still small voice said
God ainít cutting no deals today
lord
lord
looks like Iím all alone again

Commander honey
you and your milk cow
are on your own

© Copyright 2006 Kate - All Rights Reserved
iliana
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1 posted 05-14-2006 02:40 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

This has a very country bluesy feel to it...could almost hear music behind it.  Enjoyed......jo
OwlSA
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since 11-07-2005
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2 posted 05-14-2006 01:29 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

You are amazing, Kate!  I am just wondering whether you can mimic people.  I somehow wouldn't be surprised if you can!

I loved the bluesy feeling, but badly want BOTH the speaker's man AND the commander's cow to return!

- Owl
StevenS
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3 posted 05-14-2006 01:55 PM       View Profile for StevenS   Email StevenS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for StevenS

Moo Moo, MooMoo...Moo...Moo...Moo... MOOMOOMOOOOOO! I'm Mooved Lady! Happy Mothers Day!:-)
XOx Uriah xOX
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4 posted 05-14-2006 02:17 PM       View Profile for XOx Uriah xOX   Email XOx Uriah xOX   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for XOx Uriah xOX

Commander can always get another cow.   Aint no man gonna be like yo man.  'Specially if your old man gave you steak and dem new men only give you corn bread.  Now I'm gonna play some Lightning Hopkins.  Its storming here...so if I have to shut everything down...I will turn the crank on the old victrola and go with Mississippi John Hurt.  Thanks for the cravin' and another wonderful write.
The Lady
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5 posted 05-14-2006 03:09 PM       View Profile for The Lady   Email The Lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Lady


Thank you jo. Iím glad you enjoyed it.

Hee heeÖ you know me too well Diana.
I have been known to mimic people.
Iím not so sure about the man
but I sure would like to see
the Commanderís cow come home.
Heís missiní that milk and butter.
Thank you for your response.

You make me laugh Steve. Thanks
for your reply. :-)

Oooohhhh Uriah. A storm, Mississippi
John Hurt and Lightning Hopkins all
at the same time? I could make do
with cornbread.
Thank you for your response.
Dominique-Simone
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6 posted 05-30-2006 12:52 AM       View Profile for Dominique-Simone   Email Dominique-Simone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dominique-Simone

Great poem!!!! it however reminds me of this little ditty...


Did you feed my cow? (Yes, Ma-am)
Could you tell me how? (Yes, Ma-am)
What did you feed her? (Corn and Hay)
What did you feed her? (Corn and Hay)

Did you milk her good? (Yes, Ma-am)
Now did you milk her like you should? (Yes, Ma-am)
How did you milk her? (Squish, Squish, Squish)
How did you milk her? (Squish, Squish, Squish)

Did my cow get sick? (Yes, Ma-am)
Was she covered with tick? (Yes, Ma-am)
How did she die? (Uh, Uh, Uh)
How did she die? (Uh, Uh, Uh)

Did the buzzards come? (Yes, Ma-am)
Did the buzzards come? (Yes, Ma-am)
How did they come? (Flop, Flop, Flop)
How did they come? (Flop, Flop, Flop)

The Lady
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7 posted 05-30-2006 01:14 AM       View Profile for The Lady   Email The Lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Lady




Oh Page! That's one of my granddaughter Kaisa's favorites. One of mine too. I am laughing.

aziza
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8 posted 12-01-2007 05:28 PM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

Awww, I smile and hope that I read more poems like this soon from you, Kate.  I am missing you today as I read in my Library.

Alison
Cpat Hair
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9 posted 10-07-2010 02:31 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

( chuckling)
love the tongue in cheek here... and the style
Earl Brinkman
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10 posted 10-07-2010 07:58 PM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

God cuts no deals.  People may do good things for others but sometimes they have their own agenda.  Thanks My Lady for a wonderful treat.
The Lady
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11 posted 10-13-2010 02:10 PM       View Profile for The Lady   Email The Lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Lady



thanks Cpat Hair and earl
this was fun to write!
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