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The Gullah

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The Gullah

The Gullah people drift with the tide,
existing by the Charleston seaside.
Their lives more often unduly harsh,
yielding and melding with the marsh.
Africans of Dominican voice impressed.
Tales of Bruh rabbit are among the best.
From all over the world they came
Slaves, but, of rice field planting fame.

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  1. Date: 1/20/2013 2:41:00 PM
    hey Chas, just back for a re-read of this very enlightening poem....David

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 5:12:00 PM
    Where are you? Write more..I miss you two! Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 4:35:00 PM
    I see you have also written about a group of people that is not very well known in the world. You have described them well here.

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 4:46:00 PM
    Thanks for visiting and reading my poem, Charles. Yes, I thought that the word, "leaves" would throw someone off, but it worked best in the sentence, I believe. I Love your poem about the Gullah People. Perfect for Debbie's contest! My very best wishes for the contest and this New Year! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 2:12:00 PM
    So glad you brought this info to my attention..must go read your blog! Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 8:34:00 AM
    Very informative and well written rhyme, Charles...Greenville, S.C. is my home town and I have been to Charleston many times...congratulations - Tim

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 6:16:00 AM
    Chas, congrats on your win, I will read about these people....David

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 2:13:00 AM
    Well done, congratulations

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 10:01:00 PM
    ah yes, the one from the blog!! I sure do love those Bruh rabbit stories too!!

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 8:22:00 PM
    Thank you I enjoyed your words ....Seren