AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Stephen Lodge, iAmy Sellers, iGisele Vincent-Page, iDavid Humphrey Sr, iDavid Litwack, iAlan Cook, iJ.S. Bradford, i

  Home > Action/Thriller > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Linda Dousay

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Poetry
· Stories
· 24 Titles
· 82 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Mar, 2006

Linda Dousay, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
No Time For Tears...A Walk Through Life with Ann Deane Teal
by Kellee Stone

One of the most inspirational books of the century. A must read for everyone. An incredible true story!..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


The Ballad of Crazy Old Al
by Linda Dousay
Monday, July 17, 2006
Not rated by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Linda Dousay
•  Working Draft
•  The Wonder of it All
•  Paved with Diamonds
•  Papa's New Baby
•  I Have a Dream
           >> View all 22


There was a young fellow named Al
who lived on a farm in the South—
He slept in a woodshed and grew up on cornbread
and milk from a sour old cow.
 

But Al learned to love the old cow.
He promised her they would get out—
They reached a solution, a firm resolution
that sweetened their days in the south.

Then one day while climbing a hill,
poor Al found a two-dollar bill.
It bought him a ticket right out of that thicket
providing the deepest of thrills.

He packed all his clothes in a sack
and told the cow he would be back,
but it wasn’t much longer till Al was the owner
of silks and a black Cadillac!

He learned to live high on the hog
and seldom looked back on the bog,
till a lady one night, in the midst of a fight
threw wine on his favorite rug!

Now Al loved the lady, I’m sure—
but Al loved his Persian rug more.
So, Al took to screaming, “You crazy old demon,

Get out of my house! Shut the door!”

Well, the lady left crazy old Al
alone in his smelly old house,
but Al had been drinking, and now he was thinking

of home and a sweet little cow.

So Al left the bright side of life
with all of its trouble and strife
for days on the farm with a haystack and barn—
and Al took the cow for his wife!
 
 



Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 7/18/2006
adorable!

Susan
Reviewed by Peter Paton 7/18/2006
Linda

A very humourous and fun loving ditty, that packs a powerful message..

We should always be content with our lot, and strive to build on our
assets..

You have an endearing way of delivering a salient lesson wrapped up in candy !

Peter
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/18/2006
See now that wasn't so hard to post. LOL Actually I love it and it did bring a big smile to my face first thing in the morning so thank you. Though humourous it is also a good life learning lesson on the old adage that the grass is not always greener on the other side. Well done Linda, well done.

Fee
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 7/18/2006
Sigh.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 7/17/2006
The title caught my attention for obvious reasons...I enjoyed this little journey you envisioned...

Al
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 7/17/2006
A fun to read story! Hope Al has learnt his lesson and be good to his wife.

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Popular Poetry (Action/Thriller)
  1.  Smile Today
  2.  Rain Senryu
  3.  Have I told you I LOVE YOU today?
  4.  High Heels
  5.  nomad summer call
  6.  Doctor visit
  7.  True Friends
  8.  Eternal Smile
  9.  Falling
  10.  Body Quakes

Creatures of the Covenant by J.S. Bradford

A group of young activists start their own no-kill animal sanctuary only to find themselves targeted for extinction...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.