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A Coonass Holler Hollerween
by Southern Comfort

Sunday, October 19, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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With Hollerween nie on to bein here,
I recoleck Hollerweens in Coonass Holler, with kin I hold dear.
In Coonass Holler at Hollerween,
I spent them with my Cuzes Tater and String Bean.
Granny Gump could spin a mighty fine ghost yarn,
Kept us younguns wide-eyed and full of alarm.
She told a plum scary one, bout Wild Jack,
Ifen Ya wandered in hisin neck of the woods, Ya aint a cummin back.
She'd tell of Wild Jack, On Hollerween Nights by the fire,
The more she sed, our hare stood higher.
String Bean pondered on it and reckoned
we'ens would go a huntin Jack,
We made up this here hunt, behind Granny's back.
We waited until Granny commensed a snorin, to gits our plan into play,
Then likes three quiet mouses, we gest stole away.
With gest the moon fur lite, it be mostly dark as pitch,
We let String Bean lead and he led us into a ditch!
That made me and Tater sore, when we scrambled out, we gave him a poke,
We sed that he was a big, ole dummy and that got hisin goat!
Then all of a sudden, a big, ole hairy thang jumped up outta the tall weeds,
It scared the peedoodles outta us and in our drawers we done peed!
Ole Wild Jack commensed a howlin at the moon,
We'ens knowed that tweren't no good sign, he'd be a eatin us soon!
We'ens commensed a yellin, scared plum stiff,
String Bean done messed hisin drawers, twas a powerful stank, when I gots a whiff!
Wild Jack yelled," What is ya younguns a doin in my woods?"
Then he commensed a growlin, we'ens took that fur a sign of no good.
That be it! We'ens commensed to cut a trail!
We'ens was runnin like the devil was on our tails.
We done took a wrong turn, ended up in the graveyard, runnin blind,
Fallin over tombstones, hopin the dead folks would pay no mind.
Then a ghostly voice sed," What is ya younguns a doin here?"
We'ens was a hopin our feets wouldn't fails us as we got it in high gear!
We finally made it back to Granny's shack,
She greeted usuns at the door, sed " Did YA'LL have a nice visit with Jack"
" He sed for YA'LL not to be strangers and to hurry on back!"

MUSIC: Cotton-eyed Joe

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Reviewed by 000 000 2/6/2009
Wonderfully entertaining write!
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 10/21/2008
wow this is great!! loved the way you wrote this poem.

kathy lynn
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/20/2008
That granny, not doc Bonnie I hope!


Reviewed by William Bonilla 10/19/2008
I enjoyed this one SC
Kind of a Ma & Pa Kiddle Holloween
Love & peace be with you

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/19/2008
Fantastic twisted, turn of events type Halloween tale filled with suspense, intrigue and fright....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/19/2008
Great Halloween story indeed, I loved it.
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 10/19/2008
Good one! Sounds like Hollerween at my grandparents house many years ago. Love and {{{hugs}}},
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/19/2008
Cute one, SC; love it!! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Li'l Twister. :D
Reviewed by Bonnie May 10/19/2008
Granny's are like that, they seem to always know. Another scary write, my nerves are sure getting a workout. You have written one frightening piece SC and a very enjoyable one indeed.
Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 10/19/2008
Wall naow, Ess Cee, ah recon we better git to writin sum hollerween stuff, for you git too fer ahead o' usens. Ya recon?

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/19/2008
What adventures down in the Holler! Enjoyed this one, SC! Well done. (I'da peed myself, too.)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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