born in mama's bed 1941

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the day he was born was

a windy day in march


mama told daddy to go

to town to get the doctor

the cottage had no telephone

no running water


fronny was a neighbor

who lived over the hill

she told daddy she

would stay with mama


daddy did not have a car

had to walk to Congo road

to hitch a ride to town


when the doctor and daddy

arrived at the house they

could hear a baby crying

from within


they hurried in and found

mama and the baby in

mama and daddy's bed


the baby was lying on mama’s

chest nursing his first meal


the old doctor checked mama

said that she was alright


he told fronny she

had done a good job

she smiled


he circumcised the baby

packed his doctor’s bag

and told daddy the

doctor’s fee was five dollars


that was eighty years

ago today

march 19, 1941

out in the country

on a special dirt road

named shady grove





circumcisioncountry doctorcountry lifenew born

◄ I am now starting to do Audios of some of my poems. Please listen and see what an old boy from Arkansas sounds like.

our log cabin ►


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