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The Old Covered Bridge


Down in Georgia there's this covered bridge,

You go down in the valley and up over a ridge.

It crosses over the Hootch, a muddy old river,

Where bales of cotton they all used to deliver.

Where I grew up, long to be there once again,

A place I called my home, always had a friend.

Now I'm down the river, don't have any money,

When you talk at all, the looks are kind of funny.

Wish I was back home, was as happy as can be,

I wore my cut off pants, climbed an old oak tree.

Went fishing in the creek, swimming all day long,

Never got in trouble then, or did anything wrong.

I'm paying out my very last dime, riding on the bus,

Poppa told me yesterday, not to worry about a fuss.

Momma told me to come home, that I'm gonna do,

I miss my family quite a lot, makes me feel so blue.

When I do get on back home, first thing I should see,

My old covered bridge, then I'll be happy as I can be.

I'm planning my first fishing trip, then going for a swim,

At night by moon's light, count lucky stars, all of them.



whonunuwho (author) from United States on June 27, 2017:

Thank you my friend. Many blessings to you and family. whonu

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on June 27, 2017:

Beautiful representation of childhood memories, whonu. The covered bridge with the backdrop of fall colors is stunning!

whonunuwho (author) from United States on May 27, 2017:

Glad you enjoyed this one. Blessings. whonu

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 27, 2017:

Most wonderful poetry. Love covered bridges.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on May 26, 2017:

Thank you, my friend. Glad you enjoyed this poem. Many blessings to you and yours. whonu

Terrie Lynn from Canada on May 26, 2017:

I love covered bridges. They remind me of the tunnels we used to drive through in BC. Another wonderful poem and a trip down memory lane. Thank you Whonu, You write so beautifully.

DEBANGEE MANDAL from India on May 26, 2017:

This is quite an interesting bridge. Bridges are usually open at the top. But this bridge looks like a hut from front. It is like a complete protective bridge. Even the huge trees around it seem to be taking care of the passers by. Really very very interesting and so is your writing . Excellent hub!

whonunuwho (author) from United States on May 26, 2017:

Thank you, Robert. I suppose there are many nice stories to be told about those covered bridges all about the country. Thanks for your nice review and commentary. Much appreciated. Blessings. whonu

whonunuwho (author) from United States on May 26, 2017:

Thank you my friend. Blessings. whonu

Fiddleman on May 26, 2017:

Love your old covered bridge! When I began to do some research on my mother's family I learned her ancestors came to SC from Scotland. The grandfather was a stonemason among other trades but had helped construct the Poinsett Bridge. The bridge is not too far from where I live in Zirconia, just down the mountain and was built along the main highway in the day that connected to Asheville. I drove my mom down to see the bridge. I had Googled the location but when we drove down it wasn't a part of the road now in use but off the route just about 100 feet below the road and if you weren't looking would miss seeing. It now is a park maintained by the state of SC with walking trails. Although not a covered bridge, it is still beautiful with a Gothic look and amazing to see. Rumors say the bridge is haunted!!! Thanks for your nice poem!!

Magicality LM on May 26, 2017:

Nice one. Thumbs up!

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