... glass Cowboy
I hear the glass
underneath my leathered feet
I felt the glass
thundering my crimson heart
masterpiece of love
perfection is nothing
weary and weathered
blind and beautiful
spent and sinful
... a cowboy's despair
The Burnin' BuildingI tried to put pronunciations in () so you could get a better idea of the accent.
This story I am about to tell ye, the inspiration comes to me from the Lieutenant Governor of the great state of Georgia, Mr. Zell Miller! That’s right!
I grow’d up at Route 4, Liberty, Mississippi. (Miss-sip-peh) The country seat town was a small town: Volunteer fire department. It was in the middle of the summer, big drought, no water, everybody knew if a building caught on fire (f-ah-re) it ‘as gone. Cause there wasn’t no water, they just couldn’t draw it up fast enough to put out no fire.
One Saturday evenin’ a building caught on fire.
Commenced to burnin’.
The crowd gathered with their arms folded. Squallin’. Watching the building burn, cause there ain’t no water. Bout that time here come Uncle Vercy Ledbetter and Aunt (ain’t) Pet in their ol’ truck. Had all of the youngin’s with ‘um: Ardel, Burnel, Raynel, W.L. (dub-yell),
The Last Piece of ChickenI tried to put pronunciations in () so you could get a better idea of the accent.
If you asked an adult old as I am, what grow’d up in the country; we were taught some manners when were youngin’s. We had manners, I’ll tell you now.
Never ever would you be caught takin’ the last piece a chicken offa the plate…or the last biscuit.
Now you’d sit there and want it some kind of bad; but you know’d better than to take it offa the plate.
I finished supper one evenin, and went over to the Ledbetter house and they ‘s eatin’ supper. An’ they ‘s all sittin’ around the table there; Marcel an Claude an Newgene an Aunt Pet Ledbetter…Missus Ledbetter as everybody affectionately called her…an they called Mister Ledbetter, Uncle Vercy.
Well, they was all sittin’ around the table and there’s one piece of chicken left right in the middle of the platter. An all of them was a sittin’ there lookin’
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