Wednesday, October 01, 2014

South Carolina

Some of my favorite things these past two weeks. The poem is a little disjointed and skips around among the places I visited. I still enjoyed writing it.

Favorite South Carolina things:

Long hilly rollercoaster two lane highway
bridging Orangeburg to Lugoff
Charleston
Folly
Shrimp boats
Marshes
paths to the beach
dotted with flowers and
beach oats.
Friends that are faithful
Home cooked meals that taste
like something
Boiled peanuts, regular or Cajun
Grits
Wappoo river
West Ashley
muddy banks during low tide
gleaming in the sun,
traditions,
She crab soup,
antique stores,
and galleries
long extended conversations
Gullah songs
and spirituals
oak trees that look like they have been
there for centuries
big, fat, and round
dressed in Spanish moss
Southern Drawl and
courteous gentlemen
The Citadel

Horse races
Camden
Trophy Cups
Catering
and hardworking people
that work till it hurts
to put a smile on your face.
Some people just don't know and
they wouldn't have it any other way.


This poem is dedicated to Mrs. Mary Elliot who passed away this week after living a life of service to her family, friends, and community.  God bless her soul.



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