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Small town USA

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Small town USA

Old man Jenkins plays a mean game of checkers,
Always grousin' about that cheatin' dog Beckers.
According to Jenkins, he sourly states,
That’s somethin' he down rightly hates.
Though old man Beckers swears up and down,
That it’s the other way around.
But there they sit every Saturday morn,
Playin' their game in true competitor’s form.
The Kerby girls takin’ a break from the heat,
Sit on the shady curb by their feet.
Watchin’ them bicker thinkin’ it’s sweet,
Makin’ bets who’ll be the first to cheat.
The fire marshal takes pity on the lil’ mites
Turnin’ on the water-hydrant, the local coolin’ site.
Kids creepin’ out like lil’ sprouts,
Comin’ to play as the water pumps out.
The two checker champs envy the young,
Pokin’ at the other with a sharp tongue.
Callin’ each other a fartin' old fool,
But still secretly wishin’ they could get cool.
Gossipin’ like old-timers sometimes do,
Distractin’ the other swappin' a checker or two.
Parents always know where their kids will be,
Eating supper at home like a happy family.
The sidewalks roll up at night by seven,
The curfew makes the town a safe heaven.
This is my home I’m proud to say,
Just another small town USA.

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  1. Date: 6/18/2012 12:05:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in Debbie's contest Lisa. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 3:28:00 AM
    :) congratulations on your worthy win with this write!

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 5:43:00 AM
    A belated congratulations on your placement in Skat's "My Land Is My Home" contest Lisa. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 3:29:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win SKATS contest!!!!

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 1:32:00 PM
    Lisa, congrats with your beautiful FROM the heart poem about your home and land~, xox* PD

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 9:01:00 AM
    I too am a small town girl, and to some people, it might be too home-spun...but I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Love your poem, Lisa!!

  1. Date: 6/6/2012 5:08:00 PM
    That your home sweet home, and no one can take it from you. Excellent!

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 11:20:00 PM
    Thank you for your comment but every writer write different

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 8:12:00 AM
    beautiful slice of life in a place called home... lovely, lisa... hug full of wishes!..:)

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 4:22:00 PM
    clap,clap,clap,clap,well done Lisa

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 4:12:00 PM
    An excellent write Lisa! You really broughtthe people of your town to life. Best wishes in the contest. Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 5:34:00 AM
    Oh how I love the FEEL of this. The picturesque beauty, safeness, SANENESS and everydayness. Nice to be from a place like this. Hope you stayed! A+++++++ on this work!

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 4:21:00 AM
    Lisa this is wonderful, wrote as it is today, if for the contest should do very well. enjoyed this.

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 4:02:00 AM
    Lisa, this reminded me of Lucca, Italy, the old guys sit out all day and just play chess and checkers, I like it a lot..David

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 11:12:00 PM
    An original write Lisa enjoyed the different pace this one has from your other poetry, hugs vie