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Southern Love Southern hate

Southern love,  Southern hate 
they are the opposite of each other 
 I have  memories of both in the State I love dearly.

Going back to a old plantation home in the South ,
as a child I played in the many Pecan trees , collecting baskets upon baskets of fresh pecans .

the smell of fresh pies , of pecan and rhubarb , oh my Mom took the prize .

One afternoon , School was out , it was in summer  , reminisce of fresh lemonade 
My Mother called my name 'child come in here now " in the middle of the day ' 
she many times called and I would hide in this paradise full of honeysuckle and pecans .

This time the tone was one of fear , and alert , "come inside Now"
 I ran to the top of the old plantation stairs to my Mother .
I saw in the distance what seemed to be a parade in the day .

This time the parade was of people in "white sheets ' going door to door,
just like salesman they would knock , they would greet .
my Mother said " We have no time for this here " leave now , and leave fast. yours is only teachings of Discriminate .

she sent them quickly away , giving back the paper , the invite 
These people dressed in funny white  sheets .  
only later I discovered what this was about 
Your Parents do their very best , to keep any Evil out .

These people are not just from the South , they are all over the World 
Leaving me that day with no doubt . Make the choice you have , we all do
Remember Gods Children are innocent , and many a color , they could be Blue ~

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 9/12/2013 12:43:00 AM
Congrats on winning the second placeYvette
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Date: 9/12/2013 4:13:00 PM
Thank-you ! what a honor , all this talent here ~ Thank-you again for reading and commenting . Love * Warm wishes , Yvette
Date: 9/10/2013 7:54:00 PM
Congrats on your win. Morgan
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Date: 9/11/2013 7:28:00 AM
Thank-you Danesh , we all have thoughts inspired by the contest , and this inspired a true memory ~
Date: 9/9/2013 8:49:00 PM
Yvette,, congratulations on your win ~SKAT~ ..
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Date: 9/10/2013 10:59:00 AM
I thank all of my favorite Poet friends , These contest are really amazing , you are inspiring one to go deep ~ Love , Yvette
Date: 9/9/2013 6:41:00 PM
Hi Yvette, congratulations...Linda
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Date: 9/10/2013 10:57:00 AM
Thank-you , all these contest you are challenging others to do , are an Education , and inspiring one to write about , things maybe they would not have , Love to all you Poets ! Yvette
Date: 9/9/2013 5:48:00 PM
Enjoyed your poem.....congratulations.. on this win
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Date: 9/10/2013 10:55:00 AM
Thank-you !! I had entered this a while ago , and thought ..well no one got it ..I was wrong ! Thank-you ! Yvette
Date: 9/9/2013 3:16:00 PM
Thank You for entering my contest
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Date: 9/9/2013 3:23:00 PM
Thank-you Ms. Judy Konos for having me ~ very much so. How did I do ?
Date: 8/7/2013 5:53:00 AM
Very nice message here. Hate is hate and evil is evil and it comes in many forms and is found everywhere. Good poem Yvette!
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Date: 8/7/2013 12:12:00 PM
My Handsome friend & poet .. You are so sweet , and loyal to every thing I write . You , charming MC ~ Now I need to read every word you have written , and put pen down , or keyboard ! Looking forward to the day reading every poem now , LOL Yvette