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  105.     

bFair Maiden With No Shoes

A fair maiden she was
Though having no shoes
Her freckles and red hair
One day I would choose

To love her every minute
Every day of the week
Each day more beautiful
More than words could speak

Though she had no shoes
Didn't matter it seems
For it was also of shoes
That often I dreamed

I walked her to school
Stealing those moments so true
We both knew how we felt
Didn't know what to do

Others jeered and poked fun
Because we were poor
Never knowing our love
For all time would endur

The fair maiden grew up
A lovely women with shoes
Blonde hair and blue eyes
The freckles she'd lose

Loving her each minute
Every day of the week
Each day more beautiful
More than words could speak

Then came along more maidens
With freckles and red hair
Two, three, four, then five
Yes they were everywhere

We'd then send them to school
New dresses and fine shoes
Telling them stories at supper
Of when we paid their dues
 
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  106.     

bFencerows (Sentimental Favorite)

Only gaps in tangled fencerows,
Where pomegranates stood eighty years.
Gentle potholes laying monument,
Where heartpine posts stood firm.

Remorse..the bitter tears I cry!
Why have all my fencerows,
Gone, and passed my by?

Bumper crops of blackberries lived then fell,
Fat scuppernongs glistened, plump in my pail.
Where fragrant honeysuckles, mingled then scattered,
Now nights evening mists, find nowhere to gather.

Remorse..the bitter tears I cry!
Why have all my fencerows,
Gone, and passed me by?

Purple wisteria, carefully draping rusty fences,
Among the pause and flare, of early morning crickets.
Covey after covey, nature's Southern Bobwhite quail,
Their sanctuary and abode where every tree fell.

Remorse..the bitter tears I cry!
Why have all my fencerows,
Gone, and passed me by?

Southern geese land, leaving prints in the snow,
Leaving only traces of passage, where did they go?
Such are my fencerows, now they're all gone!
Like a time-worn woodcutter, time to go home.
 
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  107.     

bFinding Osama

The armies have failed....to track him down

But to hunt a man....make him an animal

A Boone & Crockett trophy....Top Ten Game

And the hunter's will..............find him

A trophy..................mounted on a wall
 
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  108.     

bFinding The Cross

Scaling splendid cliffs

Transversing valleys

Ascending grand mountains

Of celestial divine

Searching this world

Over and over

The Cross so eluding

Found in my dark room

One night
 
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