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Sweet Peace in Alabama Revisited

Updated on February 15, 2017

It's warming harmonics running so smoothly, all modulated,

While a rhythmic hand is strumming, of such a vibrant pitch.

Sweet peace, in Alabama, now as a voice so coolly joins in,

All of its rhyming chords fingered and made without a hitch.

Picking an arpeggio tune and with its own alternating spaces,

Returning lines to each interlude, such time honoured places.

Words of much affection voiced, without any lasting deflection,

Reflection of a time, was so cordial, with its own special paces.

A song full of emotion portrayed about those southern times,

Its sounds, all so comforting, are sublime, its words in rhymes.

A place of such a peace, of those so cherished bygone days,

Happier back then, where everyone was a friend, for always.

Fingers finding chords and returning, smoothly, in its refrain,

A mellowing voice does so accompany, in lyrics all so plain.

A rare reminder of special ways, there, of down-home living,

Sharing of the fondest memories, days of a life so forgiving.

If you're ever to be so lucky to live there, you'll never want to leave,

Any farm found there in southern climes if one should you receive.

Songs are sung in such mellow tones, of its tremolo, triad, vibrato,

A Flattop, ringing, a fretting of six strings in tune, brings a crescendo.

That sweetest home, of every Alabama child, is the best place for all,

There is where a young girl and boy can grow up right, strong, so tall.

Never to be forgotten, wonderful times, all held so fast in our memory,

Homes of kindest folks, sincere in their hearts, this is the place for me.


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    • whonunuwho profile image

      whonunuwho 9 months ago from United States

      I am from the South and claim Alabama and Georgia. It sort of grows on you and gets in your blood. Thanks for stopping by. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 9 months ago from Central Florida

      Oh, Sweet Home Alabama!

      I lived there twice, but was an infant, so I don't remember Alabama. However, I have a naked picture of me at a few months old on a blanket in wherever-we-lived there to prove it.

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      whonunuwho 10 months ago from United States

      My life was shared in Alabama and in Georgia. I attended schools in both states and my memories are always a cherished visit. Thanks for your review my friend. whonu

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 10 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most wonderful poetry. Thank you for the delightful poetic tour of Alabama.