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 If you've never...
 Swept the front yard (No, not the porch but the yard),
 Played under the porch (Yes, under)
 Intentionally eaten dirt
 (Not just any dirt, mind you, that good ole
 red clay kind)
 Gone barefoot outside...all day
 And seen old car tires used as
 Flower planters and yard decorations and swings...
 You ain't country.
 If you’ve never...
“Sopped” syrup or gravy with a biscuit
 Shelled the peas for your supper or
 Drank coffee from the saucer
 You ain’t country
 If you don't know what a truck patch is
 Or about the grease can on top of the stove
 Or that canning vegetables does NOT involve a can...
 You ain't country.
 If you've never used a mason jar as a drinking glass
 Or to eat milk and bread from
 Or to catch fireflies in..
 Or to cut out homemade biscuits with
 You ain't country.
 And, if you're not shaking your head in agreement
 And smiling a bit as you remember....
 I know for sure
 You ain't country 
 2012 Patricia Neely-Dorsey
#country #countrylife

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