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On Badmouthin by Ike: Ike and Jane series

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On Badmouthin by Ike: Ike and Jane series

Well lemme tell ya a thing er two bout people,
Ben round plenny of em and ah got sumpin figerred,
Don’t make no diffrence if’n they is under a steeple,
If’n they small, medium, smart, dumb, big er bigger,

Ah seen that most ever body kin dish it out,
But ain’t many a tender body kin take it.
Ya see criticizins fair easy to do as shout,
To do that folks are a chompin at the bit.

We thinks we got everthin lassoed right smart,
And got a holt a the branded calf by the tail,
But truth is we ain’t hardly got no heart,
Gotsta look at ar own sels ..else we fail.

So yup, ah reckon that’s what most a us folks are all about,
We cain’t take it but sure as grass grows we uns kin dish it out !


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  1. Date: 1/16/2012 4:44:00 PM
    Bad mouthin, good bloody point! the hurtful glare the snicker there, the put down look so odd, the power play out there today, by some egg sucking sod... thanks Robert

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 12:01:00 PM
    Yer right as rain on that pardner. I hear ya talkin'. You said a mouth full. Shore did. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 1/10/2012 7:43:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your great poetry this morning Robert. I hope to be able to read a lot more of your writing in this new year of 2012. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/9/2012 8:22:00 PM
    That thar's the problum then, as it were. Lovely use of dialect and the pointing out of a sad truth. Critique in and of itself is an art form. Few can even make a proper stroke, let alone paint a masterpiece. Best not ta say nuthin at all ah reckon if youn's can't say sumthin nice. As it were? :) Well said Mr. Robert.

  1. Date: 1/9/2012 6:50:00 PM
    Love the voices used...and a fair estimation of many. What an original sonnet. Enjoyed !!