May 14, 2013

BORNED WE WUZ


BORNED WE WUZ
G.W. NEWTON

Borned we wuz, en rased up so,
Maw slicked ar har, en off we'd go.

Ter school er church, we looked th' same;
our clean, arned close, an Pa's good name.

They wuz us four, en then four more
A big yard full, en 'ats fer shore.

Maw birthed a kid ever other yar,
Fer mor'n two decades, by gar.

At school, most ever class en grade,
In church, a hole big banch we made.

A deacon's young'uns at's fer certain, 
An we behaved or got a hurtin.

Pa wuz smart, no help he har'd;
His field hands wuz in his yard.

But all good thangs will end they say,
Pa's good thangs growed up, en flew away.

The tales ben told, en this I say,
We love each other to this day.