My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

June 11, 2010 “A Bit Of Southern Summer”

June 11, 2010   “A Bit Of Southern Summer”

I’m jist plain ol’ tard, ,as tard as I can be
I’d ruther I was a lay’n with my eyes shut
Under some big ol’ shade tree
Like a maple er a poplar, er any ol’ kind
With a nice cool breeze blow’n over me

If I open up my sleepy eyes
And look up through the limbs and the leaves
And see that ol’ sun trying to get a beam on me
I won’t worry none, not one bit
It’s summer, time for lazy live’n a life of ease

When it’s hot in these summer afternoons
And the grass is soft and the air smells…green
I like to kick off my shoes and socks
And walk around barefooted in it…
Any Southern folk knows jist what I mean

Set’n in a lon chur feel’n like I need ta stretch,
But not move’n sept ta keep myself in the shade
Lean’n back with my fangers locked behind my head
Shoot!, times like this, a lazy Southern boy,
Has jist plain ol’ got it made

Drank’n sweet ice-tea from a Mason jar
With a slice of lemon or two
The tinklin sounds of the ice when ya swish it around
And wipe the cold drops of sweat from the jar on yer face
I reckon it’s jist somethin’ we Southern folks do

Then before ya know it the sun’s a start’n ta set
And supper time’s a come’n up fast
The jar flies and the katydids are strike’n up a band
Bull frogs are beller’n and lightnin’ bugs are lit….
Makes a feller wish…Lazy Southern days could last.

TLH 6/11/2010


2 responses

  1. You have outdone yourself this time Tracy…it is beautiful. Maybe one day you can read it to me as I don’t understand the Southern Boy’s dialect:)

    June 10, 2010 at 11:54 pm

  2. Sho nough purdy 😉

    June 11, 2010 at 2:45 pm

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