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Metairie, La

Late at night I lay in the swamp Waiting for Jesus My Pa told me that the swamp Is where he lives? That a copperheads mouth Is like the Mona Lisa’s face And a cottonmouth never strikes twice Now I don’t worry much about the gators They don’t eat nothing bigger than a dog So I’m ok laying here drunk in a foot of water Singing old country songs The Spanish moss swings in the breeze above me An a screech owl cries out in the night Cypress knees all around me Makes me think of legs wrapped up in mud And when Jesus comes I’ll be ready To meet my maker under this canopy Because if God ever lived anywhere He lived here in Metairie.

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  1. Date: 10/27/2013 3:17:00 PM
    Why haven't I read this yet! Wow! I love this one. Just the right amount of substance and your words are delightful and heartwarming. Sweet write! Always, Laura

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 10/27/2013 6:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Laura I appreciate the kind words. It's funny how certain places stick in your mind. Glad you stopped by and checked out my work. ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 7:12:00 PM
    You are obviously deeply rooted in this place. Sounds like it might be the home of the heart. ...The farthest south I've been on that side of the country is Dallas/Forth Worth. I was in awe at the most magnificent architecture I've ever seen, Sure would love to visit New Orleans sometime

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/1/2013 10:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Chivalry is not dead yet, my dear. :)
    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/30/2013 10:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Quite an invitation...Your southern charm and hospitality just warmed my heart....what a sweet thought :)
    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/30/2013 10:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Is your sta
    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/30/2013 8:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    N.O. ain't what it used to be. Katrina really crippled the City but it's still home to me. Grew up in that part of the world and I am trying to get back. Maybe one day I can show you around.~Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 6:35:00 AM
    Very nice!

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/30/2013 4:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Luke. Scary Avatar dude.