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Down in Louisiana, by the bayou way,
A secret recipe, has been blending for generations,
Tenderly, stewing in the great American melting
Spanish spices, mixed with French Canadian 
Hospitality, lends to this gumbo's savory 
African voodoo magic, leaves a trace element,
Of mystic's charm, and mysteries dark beauty.  
To this harsh, rustic, and swampy landscape.
Carved from the wilderness wild, a people
Discarded came to call this land theirs.
From toils sweat and bloods sacrifice,
New Orleans is given birth, this great southern
Countries, back born. 
A grand lady of elegance, and intrigue,
 An ebony beauty is she, dancing with the
Gentleman Cajun, to the waltz of tradition,
And cultures aristocratic society.
 But beneath this beautiful opulence,
The ghosts of the Mississippi cry out,
Don't forget the roots, from which our
Bones lie, to create the historic city,
Known as New Orleans.
The couple bows, to it's heritage in a 
Sacred trust to always remember, those
Lives given, and sacrificed  with honor's
Golden reverence.
A silver linings promise, weaved into
The fabric of every Southern civilian,
Born beneath the great flag of the
What special ingredients make up
The Cajun?
All are welcome to go and experience,
That for ones self and judge?
I'm going to stay at home within
It's natural realm of beauty, and
History for I call New Orleans
My home.
For whom else, could write about
Oneself better, than the Cajun 
After all.





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  1. Date: 10/22/2014 5:39:00 PM
    really loved taking the journey with you on this one cherl beautifully penned dear friend

  1. Date: 6/12/2014 6:54:00 AM
    I like the way you represented this all..Thank you for your comment :)

  1. Date: 1/21/2014 10:47:00 PM
    Cherl, did you ever answer the question... Are you from Louisiana. I like the way you painted this lifestyle... yummy... Linda

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 11:11:00 PM
    This is such a wonderful poem, well done. If you wish take a look at this one :) Its about the Acadians that settled there

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 12:41:00 AM
    Beautifully done tribute to a great city and its culture Cheryl...So you live there in N'Awlins I see? I live on the northshore in Ponchatoula. I am music junkie and am a HUGE fan of Professor Longhair, The Meters, The Neville Brothers, Marcia Ball, Dr. John and last but not least, the great Irma Thomas...Laissez les bon temps roulez, mon ami! - Tim

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 1:00:00 PM
    Hello Cheryl, I see your from New Orleans... and i see why you write this Cajun poem so well. I'm not much into cajun foods at all... but, it is mixed a little with Spanish, ""seeds"" nice little spice when you added the epic dancing scenario, in which i enjoyed the most. thanks for the lovely experience when reading anything new and fresh from you... always... PS.... I finally posted a new poem.. Called "DEAR TIME."" hope to see you around my latest... always~ Linda