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The Ghost of Booger Holler

I ain't afraid of no ghost, friend,
You can bet your bottom dollar
I'm an expert on ghosts of men -
I was born in Booger Holler.

Now the Holler's a mile across
And the length is about the same
The trees all drip with Spanish Moss,
The woods are all empty of game

Our haunting ghost was named Ol' Jake
A Reb who'd come home from the war
He found his bride down by the lake
Skinned and eat by a grizzly b'ar

Now Jake blamed everyone around
As he just went slowly insane
He cussed an' wept and stomped the ground
An' told 'em all her name was Jane

He hung himself in a Live Oak tree
An' swore he'd haunt this hated home
So that's the way my Pa told me -
The ghost we knew began to roam

The Holler was haunted no doubt -
Moans and screams and wind all around
Now and then a laugh or a shout
Sometimes the feel of shaking ground

Well, that went on for thirty years
All us kids were no longer scared
Then we heard the ghost shed his tears
And were surprised that we all cared

The haunting stopped one dark cold night
The lonely ghost just seemed to rest
A wise old man spoke as he might
"Even Boogers get old, I guess."



June 3, 2016
For contest I Ain't Afraid Of No Ghosts, for Casarah Nance


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Date: 6/8/2016 8:34:00 AM
Greetings Larry. Congrats for your placement with this awesome piece!! ;-)
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 6/8/2016 5:02:00 PM
Thank you, Teddy. Your comments are appreciated...Larry
Date: 6/7/2016 8:57:00 AM
I always enjoy your work Larry, congratulations on your honors...
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 6/8/2016 6:11:00 AM
Thanks, Charlie...always good to hear fom you..Larry
Date: 6/6/2016 9:45:00 PM
A very enjoyable poem and storytelling. I enjoyed your ghostly tale. Thanks for writing!
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 6/6/2016 10:08:00 PM
Thank you and thanks for the contest...fun stuff!!..Larry
Date: 5/29/2016 9:48:00 PM
Larry, good write enjoyed a7 :-) good luck in the contest
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 5/30/2016 6:07:00 AM
Thank you, Eve...Larry
Date: 5/29/2016 8:00:00 PM
Well written and interesting ... the last line lingers on...
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 5/29/2016 8:02:00 PM
Thank you kindly!..Larry