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Don Cross dah Line

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Don Cross dah Line

Don cross dah line young man
For you caan  see dae other side
Yu plate alreadae full
With rep fruits fit fo dae king

I say, hol on. Don yu cross dah line
Even dae dog know how big a bone to chew
Yea time rushing by like dae wind
But today nat for you

Take yur time enjoh dae flavor
Sofly, sofly you gon  reach
To dae place where yu s’pose to be
Now eat wha before yu savor each rep fruit

 ‘Cause once yu cross dah line
yu ain know wha dae be servin

African American/Liberian(pidgin English)

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  1. Date: 10/11/2012 8:15:00 PM
    Enjoyable and unusual featured poem...good job with the pidgin English!

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 12:14:00 PM
    This be good advice, Annalise. "Even that there dog know what size bone to chew." Love it. Congrats on the selection, daver

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 8:27:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Annalise. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/2/2010 11:49:00 PM
    Very cool Audrey! Yeah, I love these dialect poems a lot! Did I understand your comment know this dialect from experience? I have written some poems in 'Muddy Water Ebonics,' and one of them uses the 'N' word. I asked an elderly black friend of mine and he told me that the poem isn't the same without and it should stay, so I kept it in....the premise of your poem reminds of that particular poem in a way. Weird. I most enjoyed reading this~Chris

  1. Date: 10/24/2009 6:16:00 AM
    It's better late than never, they say, Audrey. I finally have time to go back and read a few contest winners. I definitely did NOT want to miss out on this one. I know it has been awhile, but your dialect deserves praise!!! Congratulations are still in order for your success in Deborah's dialect contest. Very creative! Smiling, Dane

  1. Date: 10/17/2009 11:02:00 AM
    Kool mixture of tongue in this piece Audrey, made me chuckle >> James

  1. Date: 9/29/2009 8:47:00 PM
    congrats! Audrey! fun poem!... jim

  1. Date: 9/29/2009 9:59:00 AM
    Excellent! Good job, Audrey! Congratulations on your win in Deborah's Contest! Ruben

  1. Date: 9/28/2009 12:50:00 PM
    Audrey, congrats on your success in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 9/28/2009 3:46:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Deborah's contest Audrey. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/27/2009 8:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poem and honorable mention! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 9/17/2009 4:35:00 AM
    Audrey, excellent writing. Wishing you the best in the contest. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 9/16/2009 4:03:00 PM
    Very good contest entry!!! Please put *african american dialect (or Island dilect/Jamacia?) at the bottom of the verse and thansk so much for the entry! The form is Rhyme...maybe even sonnet.Light & Love