Friday, February 27, 2015

C'mere, Sugah

C'mere, sugah.
Oh come
woudja, sweetheart?

Aw, don't be like that.
Aintcha glad t'see me?

All right.
I'll just bide my time.
is that a good book?
ya didn't have to close it,
but I guess there's a fire or something outside that window.
Yep, something wonderful in-ter-esting.

Well hello there, baby.
I sure love you a bunch too.
Feels like I ain't seen ya in donkey's years.
I said "years", not "ears."
No, I ain't saying nothing about your mama.
I like ole Jenny just fine,
you know I do!
She made you, didn't she?
(yeah, I know that's pretty cornball,
but true.)

C'mon, then.
Let's go paint the town!
Um, you ain't gonna get there very fast
sitting down.
Now what?
I seen tree stumps less firmly planted.
Take it easy,
I was just yanking your rope,
but how come if I say A,
you just GOT to say Z?

All the same,
I love ya so.
You'll always be my hinny honey,
and yes,
I love your singing.
You shoulda been in some sort of horse opera--
you woulda done your daddy proud.
Now can we go?
Kick up a little dust?

I love it when you walk right close.
Aw sugah.
Aw shucks.

for Marian's Time (the Revelator) challenge at Real Toads. I used a different Gillian Welch song, "Hard Times."

Fun facts to know and tell: a female donkey is a "jenny". When bred with a male horse, you get a "hinny".




TexWisGirl said...

very cute. picked up a lot of mulage with this one. ;)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love it!

Cloudia said...

I'll just bride my time.....
Fun personae you slipped into, Shug

“I’m touched by the idea
that when we do things
that are useful and helpful -
that we may be
helping to bring about
a healing.”
Leonard Nimoy

ALOHA from Honolulu

Anonymous said...

but how come if I say A,
you just GOT to say Z?

Uh Huh, that's right.

Susie Clevenger said...

Ah, a touch of it.

Katy Magee said...

Great sassiness in this one. Love it.

Björn Rudberg said...

Ha.. I guess there's a cool backstory to this ;-)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Shades of Coal Black here. I love the narrative voice.

Anonymous said...

Haha. That is just wonderful. :-)

Outlawyer said...

Ha. I knew the equestrian (maybe not right word) references so was laughing with you--I especially like the donkey years/ears--very funny. Your ripostes have the great quality of combining both the unexpected, and once one reads them, the expected--that is, they fit perfectly, but come with a little frisson of surprise--meaning delight.

Thanks. k. (Manicddaily)

Marian said...

I did not know hinny, just love hinny-honey, honey! Love that.

Mama Zen said...

This is put together in such a neat way. Really like this.

Shawna said...

Ooh, that picture is so cute! Barefoot train travel; it's the only way to go.

"how come if I say A,
you just GOT to say Z?" ... That's just the way I roll, Ladybug.

"You'll always be my hinny honey" ... I laughed so hard over this.

I suspected when I read "in-ter-esting" that this was about me. I was pretty sure when you wrote about the ass's years/ears. But NOW I'm completely positive: "I love your singing.
You shoulda been in some sort of horse opera--" ... I've always known you loved my poems. ;)

~ Plum

(She's live again; I know you're dying to stop by and comment on those "songs" you like so much. See you soon, Snookums.)

Shade said...

... pearls & a purple sweater , Sunday dinner @ Mum's..? I enjoyed this .

Fireblossom said...

Shade!!!! Hello!

Rose Ketring said...

Where have I heard some of these phrases before? lol Well done :)

my heart's love songs said...

"C'mere, sugah."

you've got that southern drawl down pat with that one!

very sly with the Jenny, hinny... thanks for the "fun facts" which were, in fact, fun.