Mississippi Magnolia- Southern Poems

SOUTHERN POEMS :Celebrating the South- Promoting a Positive Mississippi

Southern Poems- SOUTHERN MAN..... THEM BLUES

 

 

SOUTHERN MAN 

There's nothing like a Southern man,
He's a man that you should know;
He's one to whom you'll find no equal
Anywhere you go.                                                     

He has a sweet molasses talk
And a slow, smooth gliding walk.                                  

He's got strong firm hands that let you know,
Real work is nothing new;
He has no problem with the fact,
That he should provide for you.
There are certain kinds of values
This man is sure to hold
His love of home and family
Is sure to not grow cold.
He'll deeply love his mother
It's a bond that's always there
All throughout his life this man
Will show her tender care.
He's one that you can count on,
To do the manly things;
He'll change the tire and check the oil
And fix the backyard swing.
But, underneath a tough exterior,
A gentle soul lies, too;
He's one who'll rock the baby,
And even cook a meal or two,
On Sundays he'll sit beside you singing,
On the same church pew.
There's nothing like a Southern man,
He's a rare and special kind;
If you look forever anywhere,
He's the best you'll ever find.

Copyright 2008 Patricia Neely-Dorsey

from Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems

 

 

 

 

 POEM- MISSISSIPPI MAN

 

Southern Poems, Southern Men  
 
 
 
 In the south...we love the blues !
 
 
THEM BLUES
Somebody's always singing
Them Monday Morning blues songs
Them sho' nuff done me wrong songs
Them stayed out all night long songs
Them moaning, groaning love songs
Them bear your heart and soul songs
Them feel it in your bones songs
Them make you weak and strong songs
Them letting go and holding on songs
Them totally yours and mine songs
Them everybody knows songs...
We ALL love them blues...songs

2012 Patricia Neely-Dorsey
from My Magnolia Memories and Musings -In Poems