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Hillbillies Bybillies and Blowbillies

Notta easy grasper – days back I cross ole Jasper
neath the olden ground’s crooket pine tree
and, oh, bless be, things he tole there to me!

He wanna’d me to hear all bout watz truth –
he say he’s hillbilly like you and me - says it, he do,
but, he say, da world changed cause fueds
bout hippycokecaine comin roun’ waz fuel.
Jasper members days bein’ rough n crude tough
onaccounta cokecaine bein’ ‘round, bein’ used.
Soon to long, Jasper say, powder sniffers
waz denied their share a da hillbillie clan dinner –
given nothin a’tall, not bread, nope, not any food.
Soon, seems the brood just came to be unglued.

Moonshine badmouthers called sniffers, “thinners.”
Stillers was fierce sure ‘thinners’ was bad news,
stillers was sure they’d get all hillbillies screwed,
so they upt their stills, said bye-bye and shooed.
They never come back, an as a matta a fact
theys the ones we waz raised up callin bibillies.
Say Jasper all got worse, never a bit unscrewed -
next hillbillies made da cokecaine addacts move.
They never come back, and as anotter matta a fact
theys the ones we waz raised up callin blowbillies.

That waz all Jasper got about sayin’ to me afore he 
took to sniffin his hand to quick look up da pine tree,
over and over, it was a right peculiar thing to see.

... CayCay Jennings
May 4, 2018

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Date: 5/8/2018 1:57:00 PM
oh wow CayCay you nailed this one with your fabulous storytelling ... i couldn't get my head around the 2 made up words so focused on hillbillies lol:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 5/8/2018 4:51:00 PM
Thank you, Jan - your comments make me feel so good! I never heard of bi- or blow-billies so I just went with the words as they are. It was fun to write. All the best and hugs ... CayCay
Date: 5/6/2018 5:37:00 AM
Hey Cay Cay , a delightful take on the hillbillies . Sounds like you just come from the backwoods ha ha. Btw thank you for your comment on my poem.latest..You know me so well. I will be emailing you soon. You wont believe what happened!!
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Date: 5/4/2018 7:52:00 PM
Oh MY, you did SO well, It's like we were on the same wave length, only you took it into great storytelling mode with the hillbilly jargon to boot. Awesome, my friend. I sure hope we both make the list.
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Date: 5/4/2018 9:59:00 AM
Ah, so you did use some of the same rhymes as me! Maybe they’re just Hillbilly sounds, who knows ;-) Epic and authentic tale CayCay and using all three words too! So, is THAT what blowbillies and bibillies are?! I even googled it and couldn’t find out so just stuck to the hillbillies!
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Date: 5/4/2018 11:25:00 AM
Darlin', truth to tell, I am blowbillie and bibillie ignorant! I let my imagination have its way with this contest based on my initial reaction to those two words. Glad you came over 'cause I think using same rhymes is more than just hillbilly sounds, it a great minds type of thing (sounds good anyway.) Thanks for visiting. All the best ... CayCay
Date: 5/4/2018 9:32:00 AM
This is beyond good, I see a first place finish in your future. Outstanding writing and very entertaining.
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Date: 5/4/2018 9:40:00 AM
Thank you very much for such glowing comments. I truly appreciate them. You were so quick in showing here that I'm still 'feeling' your poem, Richard - it's a tough one to shake. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
Date: 5/4/2018 8:34:00 AM
An awesome write about feuding hillbillies and their addictions; Good luck in the contest CayCay!~Che :)
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Date: 5/4/2018 9:41:00 AM
Thank you so much, Cheryl - kind words indeed. All the best ... CayCay
Date: 5/4/2018 4:39:00 AM
Cay Cay: Fantastic Poem. You put the spotlight on addiction. Predicting a high placement for this one. New words and new insights for me. Cheers SuZ
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Date: 5/4/2018 9:43:00 AM
I thrill to your comments, Suzanne - I'm blessed to have them and I thank you very much. So glad you enjoyed the hillbillie tale, it was a fun write. Poetry hugs ... CayCay