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A Witty Little Ditty

Updated on November 26, 2012

Just a country boy....

No Georgia Tech, just a ramblin' wreck.
No Georgia Tech, just a ramblin' wreck. | Source

Even the pigs are clean here, mostly.


I'd like to write a little ditty,

If only I were clever, witty.

But that's for folks from the great, big city;

Not for country boys like me.

` o ` o ` o ``` o ` o `o`

Out here we love to sit and stare,

Breathe in the ever fresh night air,

Think the city just can't compare;

Not for country boys like me.

~ o ~ o ~ o ~~~ ~ o ~ o ~ o ~

Don't guess they ever want to fish;

See shooting stars and make a wish;

But need to eat some fancy dish;

Not for a country boy like me.

~ o ~ o ~ o ~~~ ~ o ~ o ~ o ~

Out here where we most love the missus;

Have some snakes, the ones that hisses;

Fancy cars are not our wishes;

Not for a country boy like me.

~ o ~ o ~ o ~~~ ~ o ~ o ~ o ~

We like things that's plain and simple;

Country gals that have a dimple;

No makeup just to hide a pimple;

Not for a country boy like me.

~ o ~ o ~ o ~~~ ~ o ~ o ~ o ~

Church? We go there ev'ry Sunday;

Back to work each an' ev'ry Monday.

Don't just seek some special Fun Day;

Not for a country boy like me.

~ o ~ o ~ o ~~~ ~ o ~ o ~ o ~

P'raps I don't need to write no ditty;

Seems to me I'm sittin' pretty;

Folks can have their smoggy city;

Not for a country boy like me!

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Copyright 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.



Country Poetry

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Bravo! Uh, I mean... Darn Good!! You are such a good writer! This is a great "ditty" and I am so impressed with your prose. You are sittin Pretty, and I love this yarn about your ditty!

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      Janhorner 4 years ago

      Well I loved your witty ditty! Love these kind of poems and I still say they are kind of hard to create! Voted up,

      Jan

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Nicely done Perspycacious, Us old country boys just can't get along with city life too well, can we. whonu

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      Ghaelach 4 years ago

      Hi Perspycacious.

      I can think of a few hubbers that would be pleased to have you "sittin pretty" next to them on our wall of famed poets.

      Voted up, and if it's ok with you I will share it with my friends in cyber space.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Ghaelach: Share the link with everyone, and I hope they will enjoy this Hub, also.

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      whonunuwho : We live in a small town (c. 10,000) which has access to every modern convenience while still being able to post its motto of "A Little Bit of Country" here in Lindon, Utah. The Rockies spread their panorama outside our large living room window, and Utah Lake is at our back, with fertile soil beneath our feet. Who would dare ask for anything more, when we have family we can visit in California, Maine, and Iowa, France, Canada, Laos, etc. ?

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Janhorner: Thanks for your "absentee ballot" which I will count with the others, when they arrive. ;-o) Too bad that "hard" as they may be, they always seem to get such low scores here on HP where the powers that be must have no real poetry in their souls!

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      eHealer: Doing these in reverse order just must mean I saved the best for last...though I hope yours is not the last one I can reply to. Doing "a ditty" every now and then can be good fun. Give it a try and see!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Great song! Thank y0u. Jamie

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      jhamann: Thanks for the compliment. I guess that, by rights, to be a good song "ditty" the lines would have to have an identical number of syllables, except perhaps for the recurring refrain; but I settled for what it is: just a little ditty intended to tell some truths through humor.

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Awesome, Great, Funny, Realistic, Simply Natural!

      Mark

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      mours sshields 4 years ago from Elwood, Indiana

      Very well said! Catchy, too. I've always loved the country and small towns alot more than the big city!

      Marcia Ours

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      Cheryl Simonds 4 years ago from Connecticut

      Oh I love that so much. I was raised on a farm and I remember the days sitting on the porch after all the work was done and listening to the croaking frogs and the crickets. Thanks for taking me back to those days.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Only country can understand what is in the country!

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Curiad Thanks a bunch.

      mours sshields : You are not alone.

      cherylone: W can each wish we had a time machine.

      aviannovice: City folks have imaginations too, but to know is partly to experience.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Love it! The country and things rural are the best and for those of us who must live in the city it's great to be reminded of what life is really all about.

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      BlossomSB: City life has its appreciative testimonials, too, but I appreciate that you could be reminded of some of the pluses 'a country feller" might find transcending the bright lights. Check out cherylone's comment above on listening to the frogs and crickets (loons are a delight, too!) Plus city lights mask the myriad of stars you can see on a clear night out in the countryside. ;-o)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up. I love this wonderfully delightful poem. I'm a country girl at heart.

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      picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      I think you just wrote what a lot of people think and feel!

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Gypsy Rose Lee and picklesandrufus: How nice it is and how privileged we are that we can write what we feel, too!

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