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Big Easy

Magnolia-honey air, heavy with heat Kudzu vines twining, knitting the city Spanish moss masks the old hoyden, and she manage to think herself pretty Shutters, and fans lazily turning keep the suffocating heat of afternoon at bay Lanais and balconies, sanctuary given Folks resting until it is cool enough to play Languid lazy persistence of mosquitoes Hands too enervated to swat them away Down Bourbon a honky tonk is whispering Birds and butterflies hide from the heat of day Bawdy houses and mansions - quaint Charm oozes from the Big Easy's pores Secrets and antiquities languish behind ancient shops with their secret doors Now - a muddy ruin, wiped from the earth No more Mardi Gras or ladies teas - or riots Just a flow muddy rubble and water rising Big Easy is dying as its chaos quiets Can she rise again as the south did long ago? Can she pick up her skirts refuse to fade? A southern lady is a strong woman - defiant Under her petticoats, Big Easy, quality-made!

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Date: 12/1/2018 8:05:00 PM
This is absolutely terrific! So redolent of Southern Style. (My mother's side of our family was from Texas). It's a FAVE for me. Bravo! Best wishes, Gershon
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Sherry Asbury
Date: 12/1/2018 8:34:00 PM
Thank you for your kindest comments.I have never been to Texas except for John Wayne movies, but would like to go.
Date: 11/28/2018 10:45:00 AM
This was great Sherry. It definitely created visions in my mind of the old south and how beautiful it is.
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Date: 11/28/2018 10:21:00 AM
Where do these marvelous words come from? Do you have a magic word book? A word tree? A word faerie? A word garden? No one knows these kinds of words off the top of their head. I am calling you out. Please give me an idea, so I can get one too! Your rhyming is terrific, my friend, but your words. WHOA! Ending classic, Sherry.
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Sherry Asbury
Date: 11/28/2018 10:25:00 AM
God made me do it!! Words came with my set-up disks when I was born. No secret or trick - you have the same DNA girl!