A Southern Lullaby

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
I love the south with all my heart, and I wrote this about a year ago to commemorate it. I think it is my best work by far.

Submitted: January 08, 2008

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The gentle Suwannee flows a steady beat outside my window,

And the beat of the hummingbird’s wings set the tempo,

And cotton covers the field like a winter snow.

The smell of jasmine and azaleas are hypnotic,

The scent of magnolias is melodic,

And the song of the birds makes me evermore homesick.

 

A Southern Lullaby to put me to sleep

Under the branches of the willows that weep.

The song of Graceland that no instrument can play-

And the night’s song is the only that compares to the day.

As I sleep, the grass sways to the melody

Of the tune of the song that carries me.

The tune of June,

The ballad of July-

A song of Graceland, a Southern lullaby.

 

The mornings filled with the ballet of the butterfly

At twilight, the whirls and twirls of the firefly

And at night the waltz of the stars in the sky

Night and day balance, dance to the cadence

Of a Southern Lullaby

 

A Southern Lullaby to put me to sleep

Under the branches of the willows that weep.

The song of Graceland that no instrument can play-

And the night’s song is the only that compares to the day.

As I sleep, the grass sways to the melody

Of the tune of the song that carries me.

The tune of June,

The ballad of July-

A song of Graceland, a Southern lullaby.

 

Come with me, sit with me

Under the shade of the dogwood tree

And listen, just listen

Silently and carefully

And you might hear the music in the wind

Of the Southern Lullaby

The tune of June,

A ballad of July-

A song of Graceland, A Southern Lullaby


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