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since 2002-02-21
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New York, USA

0 posted 2002-08-13 02:18 AM

"i'm fixin' to go to the airport"
my exuberant southern "friend" told me
and, afterwards
i wanted to just sit and laugh
the drawing of such dialect
never heard before that moment
i wanted to laugh
but all i could do was smile
in all my moments of thought
of what words i'd hear from
the one's tender heart
"i'm fixin' to" was just not there
but now,
after much contemplation
and indeed much elated joy
i love those words
for as i anticipate arrival
"i'm fixin to" welcome my friend
to share his uniqueness
in my humble new york abode
to all those here who are
"fixin' to" get a glowing surprise
they will all be amused
and yet, when by themselves
as i still do
for in his "fixin' to" go to the airport
he fixed my thought
which was, originally that
"i'm fixin' to give up"
thanks, my fixin' to friend
for your gift of wishes
and for all you did
when you decided you were
"fixin' to"

i'll always need a friend, one i can defend.

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1 posted 2002-08-13 10:13 AM

Well, y'all be sure an' mosie over to the theater while he's visitin'


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2 posted 2002-08-13 01:50 PM

YES my sweet!!! I was born and raised in Indiana...and that word? fixin? I was always wondering about it...heard everyone using it, tried it myself...then got scolded by my mom that the only thing "fixin" is the dinner...LMAO (she is from California)

thanks for the mushy memories with this one!!!

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3 posted 2002-08-14 11:13 AM

kwel new dialect for me to learn

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