‘Kay, all y’ subscribers! It’s time for a good ol’ Southern post! As y’all probably know, since I live in Al’bama, I c’n talk (and type) Southern-like when I want to, but I’m usually corrected whenever I do. I love the way all the Southern people talk. I’m here to share a few poems and facts ’bout Dixieland.
1. My state, ‘Bama, was in the Confederate Union of States from January 11, 1861 ’til June 25, 1868.
2. I’ve lived in Dixieland since I was three. I hardly remember living in any other place. Bama’s my favorite state, but I do like some others as well, including North Carolina (I got t’go there once and it was fantastic! I’ve got to go back soon!), Georgia, and ol’ Kentuk’. There are many states I’d love to visit, but I have not been able to yet.
3. Here’s a poem I wrote ’bout the Heart of Dixie:
I’ve got a place in my heart for the Heart of Dixie
It pumps Southern blood through my veins
There’s no place quite like the Heart of Dixie
Island, mountain, or main
I was born in another place
Of palm trees, dunes, and sands
But pretty Dixie is where I was raised
And my home’s in Dixieland
Do y’ like it?
4. Alabama’s motto is, in Latin, “Andumus jura nostra defendere”, which means “We dare defend our rights.” Seems to describe us Alabamians very well.
5. I said before that I like Georgia as well. As y’all know, my cat’s named Georgia. Here is a poem that I wrote ’bout Georgia:
Georgia, a place often in my mind
Georgia, a place of trees and countryside
Georgia, a place of dreams come true
Georgia, a place of skies so blue
Georgia, a place special to me
Georgia, you make me so happy
6. ‘Nother Alabama poem I wrote:
With rolling hills and fertile dales
Tall oaks and swinging pines
With cliffs of red Alabama clay
And clouds across the blue skies
With green grass and brick churches
With warm, bright summer days
Wherever I go in the US of A
Alabama is where I’ll stay
I hope y’ enjoyed this!