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Life in the South

Life in the South
Dr. James E. Martin
©July, 2013

Southern livin’ is mighty fine.
About this many often opine.
We love our laid back way of life
And don’t really like bickering and strife.

Iced sweet tea and butterbeans
Are common here as are turnip greens.
Many criticize our Southern drawl,
They can’t understand why we still say “ya’ll”.

We like huntin’ and fishin’ and such,
We enjoy sittin’ on the porch a whole bunch.
Football is almost a religion here,
Yes, we live in a real neat atmosphere.

“South” is more than a direction, you see,
It’s a place many love to be!
If these statements were not actually true,
Why do folks retire here as they do?

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  1. Date: 7/19/2013 9:14:00 PM
    Wonderful poem about southern living! Nice work. :)

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 7/20/2013 12:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you April!! Glad you liked it....Jim
  1. Date: 7/18/2013 12:37:00 PM
    I like this, Jim! It's so true that the south is more laid back than other places. Great write! Love, Kim

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 7/18/2013 1:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kim!! Glad you liked it...Jim