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Postby saparris » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:59 am

You want real poetry? Then, you're fixin to git it:

Wudda You Mean, You Like My Southern Drawl?
A Villanelle on Accents


Wudda you mean, you like my Southern drawl?
Because I say tomater with an r?
Ever one I know talks like this. Don’t ya’ll?

I’ve listened to my younguns and they all
Sound pretty much like me. That’s how we are!
Wudda you mean, you like my Southern drawl?

I even asked some fat dude at the mall,
“Do I talk weird?” He spit and said, “Heck far!
Ever one I know talks like this. Don’t ya’ll?”

“I talk like I eat,” said my uncle Paul.
“What goes with possum, grits or caviar?”
Wudda you mean, you like my Southern drawl?

So what if I say rubbin’ alkeehawl,
Gít-tar, cí-gar, church cwar, truck tar, teased har?
Ever one I know talks like this. Don’t ya’ll?”

My accent’s “pitcheresque”? I don’t recall
Making fun of your’n. Leastwise not so far.
Wudda you mean, you like my Southern drawl?
Ever one I know talks like this. Don’t ya’ll?
Ars longa, vita brevis
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