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A Southern Lady

02.01.15 Posted in today's words by

Jeanette Cheezum’s most recent poem to appear here was Hungry Mornings and Thirsty Nights (January 2015).

A Southern Lady
By Jeanette Cheezum

She was dressed to the nines by eight in the morning
Had the maid finish cleaning and shining by eleven
Cook prepared a luncheon for the garden group by twelve
Pencil skirts and cashmere sweaters flitted around until

Gossip spread like Grant took Richmond, after martinis
stirred and swallowed by three. Then hugs and cheek kisses
done by four and out the door.

That’s when mama yelled, “Y’all come back now, ya’ hear.”


2 Responses to “A Southern Lady”

  1. Jeanette Gallagher says:

    I smiled when I read Jeanette’s poem. So easy for me to relate to all her well chosen words and imagery. Those days have passed but I remember them well. No question about it, I’m a southern lady and proud of it! And I truly loved this wonderful poem!

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