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RALWUS & ME: Ode To My Lil' Knockemstiff Honey

Updated on March 8, 2012
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By: Ralwus & Wayne Brown

This is yet another conversation between me and Charlie Campbell as we continue sitting on the deck and trading stories.  Thanks, Charlie…and enjoy!

 

Now I'll tell you a thing . . .

that radio over there playing
a dirge for a
faded cowboy

a bottle calling
me from
your cooler
over there

we're gettin' close on
to morning now and
i have fulfilled
my lucky years

i hear the phone now;
can't be for me, but
it could be the wife
perhaps to
speak with you Wayne?

i think i would
tear out the heart
of anyone who
would spoil this
moment
special for
an old fukker,

this
god has
given me

now as he pines for
his girl i took
to wife,
and again
as the dark shapes
out there quake

like a black panther
just out of
water

as i rise to
walk, to
piss off this deck
in wonder of
this irony.

Now, I’ll tell ya what I’m thinkin’…

there ain’t too many

like her out there

she lingered only briefly

in my life

hard memories in my skull

a twitch in my jeans

whiffs of her perfume

haunt my mind

legs like ice cream

Toes to tops

wrapped round my back

as if wanting to stay

least for a while

her eyes, tranquil pools

light dancing across their blue

quivering in her presence

unbelieving I was in her bed

feeling unworthy her touch

warmth enveloped my shy lust

creamy soft skin

nurturing my hungry

clay in her hands only to be shaped

longing to be her prince

glass slipper hand

to anchor her to my bed

to my life.

here and gone too soon…

wind dancing round corners

forceful, twisting, turning to calm

calm signaling her departure

calm marking my loss.

i long for her return

to the cool sheets

enveloping me in her wings

just once more

like the last drop of water

the last morsel of bread

i savior her memory as i lie alone.

she was my lil’ Knockemstiff Honey

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @Phyllis Doyle...Back in my first year here on the Hub, Charlie Campbell (ralwus) peaked my interest in poetry...something I had never really tried. This was a poem I wrote in a team effort with him...kind of tongue in cheek thing because Charlie could always find the sexual aspect of every thing...even a simple mailbox in his poetry. Thanks much! WB

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 5 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      I just happened to 'tumble' over this when rollin' along the prairie. You gotta 'nother honey, Wayne? This ain't gonna set too well with Ol' Calamity. I won't tell her, though. Wherever your journeys take you, whether to Knockemstiff or Hooter's Valley, you be safe now -- and don't forgit to buckle up!

      Great hub!

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      @blake4d...This one was a joint effort by ralwus and myself back in the day when he was so prolific in writing of women in verse. We had fun with it! WB

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thank the Gods. Finally WB, I find a hub that not only calmed my mind, but got that Quick Draw image out of my head...hopefully permanently. I suggest you go thank your lil’ Knockemstiff Honey, and kiss her booty sweetly. Because she is your good luck charm. And aparently she doesn't even wear pants....Lots of love, and I really do like the writing style of this Hub. It is shorter in form and style than you usually write poetics with. Plus you actually had to make up a word to describe this girl, that says a lot about a woman. The only women I have ever made up words to describe, well, lets just say...those words are not legally publishable on a fine upstanding website such as Hubpages. Thank goodness for Penthouse forums...LMAO

      Knock boots WB. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @Truckstop Sally...For a time, Charlie Campbell (ralwus) and I co-wrote some verses. He would write one part and I the other. Charlie claims to be from Knockemstiff, Ohio thus the name Knockemstiff Honey. He wrote the first half of this one down to "I'll tell you a thing" and I wrote the second half. The reference to "legs like ice cream" was suppose to conjure images of smooth and creamy white legs. There are a couple more about...most have "ralwus" in the title. Is it better now? LOL! WB

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Not sure if I "get" this one. Legs like ice cream? Was there a prequel? or should I ask?

      Maybe some things are better left alone!

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @ A.A. Zavala...This was a tribute to all the women in Knockemstiff, Ohio who have had the pleasure of Charlie Campbell's company and then left! LOL! Glad you liked it! WB

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      Augustine A Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

      Wow, I expected a diddy in which you would have to get your shots before you read it kind of hub. A mellow recollection of a lil’ Knockemstiff Honey. Awesome!

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      lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Oh! if I have to go to the trouble I'm gonna leave marks, lol!

      Glad we can have fun with this. Y'all are a bunch of characters, for certain!

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @lalesu...well, at least my hub is getting traffic! LOL! Hopefully it won't leave marks! WB

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      lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      I've already informed Blake that I'm gonna have to hurt you both...gonna hurt y'all worse than it will me, I'm afraid. haha!

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @lalesu...okay then, I'll step out of the way and let blake4d ask for himself! LOL! I wish someone would tie me up! Yahoo! WB

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      lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Hey! Hey! Hey! I'm right here! I can see this, you know! Haha!

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @Blake4d...Yep, we were smokin' and drinkin' and writin'! LOL! I can check with Laura and see if she is currently 'tied up'. If not, she might entertain the idea! LOL! She'll also kill me if she reads this! LOL again! WB

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      Blake Ford Hall 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Yall is just getting crazy with this one...been nipping on that moonshine lemonade again ain'tcha.

      And by the way WB, do ya think lalesu would let me tie her up for an afternoon. What do ya think?

      LOL

      Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @lalesu....you must be tied up right now! LOL! WB

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      lalesu 7 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      New to me...I get tied up and miss things from time to time, remember?

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @lalesu....This one is so old it belongs in a wine cellar! Thanks for the read! LOL! WB

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      lalesu 7 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      This is made with real butter, boys - smooth and creamy ~ Laura

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      saddlerider1 7 years ago

      It's amazing what sitting out on a deck could conjure up, it's great to just let the mind wander into the moment and it flows like a cool bubbling brook over the rocks. Watch it twist and turn and meander along under the sun. Nice hub, I enjoyed it.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      Thanks from my side, Lorlie. Charlie promised he would post the next one. I am waiting for him! Thank for you great comments. WB

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      Laurel Rogers 7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      This is just...HOT and COOL and wonderful. Thanks, you two!

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      Good job Wayne, now you must read my new one about you, on my profile, a new hub.