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. . .I'm Just Sittin'

Kenneth has a taste for abstract/prose poetry as well as the comical side of life. 23-years of writing for a newspaper has served him well.

I'm just sittin' in this here cave . . .

I'm just sittin' in this here cave . . .

I'm just-a sittin' in this here cave
Just sittin'.
Not fergettin' the hot labor'd days.
Just thinkin.'

I am my own soul, and here all alone
Just lookin.'
Wonderin' about greens 'n ham bone.
Just cookin.'

No use me goin' back--so much dark.
Just wheezin.'
Sitting, sighing, cryin' death be my mark.
Just pleasin.'

Walked-a many mile from over the hills
Just yelling.
Working my hands with my own little skills.
Just reelin.'

Ne'er had no woman to hold, ya' see
Just sadness.
Just a bottle now and again and me.
Just drinkin.'

Life for a poor man's gotta be lean, ya' see
Just pity.
Clinging to ration of bread I faintly see.
Just little bitty.

I climbs up my lone last hill, my friend
Just grinnin.'
Farewell, life, labor, start and end.
Just smilin.'

Just smilin.'

© 2018 Kenneth Avery

Comments

Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on February 11, 2018:

Hi, Kathy -- glad that you stopped by. Nice to meet you. And thank you kindly for the comment. Write me and visit anytime you like.

Kathy Burton from Florida on February 09, 2018:

Love the rhythm in this poem/song. Just smiling.

Kenneth Avery (author) from Hamilton, Alabama on February 09, 2018:

Hi, Gypsy Rose Lee --amen, my dear friend. Thank you Much for your Friendship and comments.

Write me anytime.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 09, 2018:

These days I can relate. Life seems such a tough uphill climb with no end in sight.

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