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Louisiana Porch

The air blows nicely through my Louisiana porch 
I could sit for hours and never check the time 
It’s perfect to watch the sun shine 
The cows are in the pasture, my dog is just a foot behind 
Rocking in this old chair takes me to a simple state of mind 

I don’t mind having company but don’t miss it if it ain't there 
You can challenge me to a game of poker if you dare 
Some call me a drunk 
Some call me mean 
But I say I'm somewhere in between 

My old bird dog is the only love I have ever known 
And there is no one sweeter than she
I call her Miss Gracie lea

My Louisiana porch is home to me 
I would not trade my simple life for fame or money 
For my view of the country is sweeter then honey

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  1. Date: 3/9/2011 11:09:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Lauren. Love Carol

  1. Date: 2/24/2011 9:18:00 AM

    Congrats on your beautiful poem being featured this week. I wish you many successes. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 2/21/2011 3:43:00 PM

    Congrats on the feature. I had a bayou friend in the navy. He used to talk about home. I'd tell him about coal country and he'd tell me about Louisiana. Vince

  1. Date: 2/21/2011 1:43:00 PM

    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup Lauren. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 2:09:00 PM

    Lauren, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 5:48:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry making it into the semi finals Lauren. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/8/2008 3:36:00 PM

    A lovely poem -very soothing to read. The life it describes is most enchanting, indeed. I myself crave for this life, which I know, I can't have. There is a certain inconspicuous gloom behind your poem which could not be hidden from my eyes. Heartiest congratulations on your poem being featured this week. Please correct a typing error in the fifth line from the last. Best wishes. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 11/4/2008 4:44:00 AM

    Is this written in semi-dialect, Lauren? Your organization tells me it must be. Boy, do I love the simplicity of this piece. Congrats on the choice. Love, daver

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 8:35:00 AM

    Wow I just love this poem. Congratulations Lauren on your featured write of the week. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 5:36:00 AM

    Lauren - Wonderful poetry - Great job - congrats on being featured this week - God Bless

  1. Date: 11/3/2008 4:43:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved poem being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/2/2008 6:01:00 PM

    Brilliant! You have camptured this form in all its simple beauty. lainie

  1. Date: 11/2/2008 5:09:00 PM

    Congratulations Laura on "Louisiana Porch" being featured. It loooks like you got what is important in perspective. God Bless. Vince