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My Magnolia Memories and Musings in Poems by Patricia Neely-Dorsey

Updated on February 28, 2018

Magnolia Memories by Patricia Neely Dorsey

My Magnolia Memories by Patricia Neely-Dorsey
My Magnolia Memories by Patricia Neely-Dorsey

Poet Patricia Neely-Dorsey Second Book of Poetry

Poet Patricia Neely-Dorsey has done it again and published another book of heart warming poems. I do enjoy her poetry and love this second book almost as much as I do the first one.These poems will take you back in time so get your copy and get ready to smile, laugh, remember and feel good all over! You just might want to sit a spell so fix yourself a big ole sweet iced tea to enjoy while you read. Did I mention that Patricia writes about the South especially her own Tupelo, Mississippi. She loves the South and wants to share what is so special about Southerners. If you aren't a Southerner, I think you might want to be after soaking up a little Southern Hospitality through reading Patricia's poetry.On this page, I will not only offer her books for sale from but will introduce you to her and even share a few of her poems from her new book.

Thank y'all!

Photo Credit: Final cover design used with permission of Patricia Neely-Dorsey

The poems listed below from Patricia's new book are posted with her permission but are not to be copied.

My Magnolia Memories and Musings- In Poems
My Magnolia Memories and Musings- In Poems

This book is a wonderful book to own and enjoy but it is also a great gift for that special friend or family member. It will put a smile on your face.

A book of heart warming, feel good poetry written from the heart of a great poet. This book of treasured poems would make a wonderful gift for that special Southern friend!

Patricia Neely-Dorsey
Patricia Neely-Dorsey

Meet Patricia Neely-Dorsey

of Tupelo, Mississippi and proud of it!

Patricia Neely-Dorsey Official Website

Patricia Neely-Dorsey graduated Tupelo High School in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1982. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. Patricia lived 20 years in Memphis, Tenn before returning to her hometown of Tupelo where she currently lives with her husband, son and Miniature Schnauzer. Patricia is an avid reader and loves to write.Patricia says: "I have always considered myself a "Goodwill Ambassador" for Mississippi and the south. In college my nicknames were Tupelo and Mississippi. Whenever my friends saw me coming, they knew that there would be some type of discourse about Mississippi and the south soon to follow...hoping to clear up their many misconceptions and preconceived notions. (smile)...Yes, we DO have shoes in Mississippi.We might not wear them all of the time...but we do have them!(LOL) "I have told Patricia that her poems just "feels good". She writes about things that are so common place to us Southerners that we don't even realize how unique they are until we read them in Patricia's poetry.

A few of Patricia Neely-Dorsey's poems that are found in "My Magnolia Memories and Musings"

Shared here with the author's permission

Southerners Remember

Southerners Remember (We Remember When) by Patricia Neely-Dorsey

Southern Folks remember when

All of the stores in town(except maybe a few gas stations) Closed on Sundays.

Everyone went to church And the preacher was always invited To someone's house

to eat after services.

We remember when Cars pulled off the the side of the road

As a funeral procession passed..

.And when the whole "village"

Really DID help raise the child.

Copyright 2012 Patricia Neely-Dorseypoems from Magnolia Memories and Musings in Poems

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Hat Ladies by Patricia Neely-Dorsey

Hat Lady (Dedicated to the "Hat Ladies" in the church) by Patricia Neely-Dorsey

She struts her stuff,Like a beautifully plumed bird.Her head's adornment is outfitted

With feathers, fur, bows, and sparkly things.

It's tipped to the sideAnd dips seductively over one eye

As she peers out from under,

At her many admirers.

She knows she's looking good."Wear that hat girlfiriend!"

I want to be a hat lady one day...When I grow up.

Copyright 2012 Patricia Neely-Dorseypoems from Magnolia Memories and Musings in Poems

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Them Blues by Patricia Neely Dorsey

Them Blues by Patricia Neely-Dorsey

Somebody's always singingThem Monday Morning blues songs

Them sho' nuff done me wrong songs

Them stayed out all night long songs

Them moaning, groaning love songs

Them bear your heart and soul songs

Them feel it in your bones songs

Them make you weak and strong songs

Them letting go and holding on songs

Them totally yours and mine songs

Them everybody knows songs....We ALL love them blues...songs

Copyright 2012 Patricia Neely-Dorseypoems from Magnolia Memories and Musings in Poems

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"Bottle Tree" by Patricia Neely Dorsey - Watercolor by Debra Estep of Ohio

Bottle Tree by Patricia Neely Dorsey Thank you, Patricia, for letting me share your poems and this great painting. One of these days, I am going to have a Bottle Tree of my very own!
Bottle Tree by Patricia Neely Dorsey Thank you, Patricia, for letting me share your poems and this great painting. One of these days, I am going to have a Bottle Tree of my very own!

Talkin' Southern by Patricia Neely-Dorsey

Talkin' (Country) Southern by Patricia Neely-Dorsey

Well I'll be!

Lawd a mercy!

How y'all doing?

We ain't seent y'all in a month of Sundays

Won't y'all sit a spell?

We was jus' fixin' to go to the store...To make groceries,

But it look like it's coming up a cloudI reckon we best wait til that blow over

That last storm pert near blew us clean away

Our mailbox ended up way over yonder in That pasture.

Who that you got wit' y'all?

Oh that's Johnny's boy!

He know he the spittin' imagine of that man!

He sho done growed.

He kinda favor his cousin, Joe, too.

That Joe ain't got a lick of sense.Bless His Heart.

That whole family used to live right up that road a piece

We know all his people.

Copyright 2012 Patricia Neely-Dorseypoems from Magnolia Memories and Musings in Poems

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These Books Will Surely Put A Smile On Your Face! - Enjoy reading these wonderful poems!

Mississippi Magnolia by Patrica Neely Dorsey
Mississippi Magnolia by Patrica Neely Dorsey

Magnolia Gifts at Our Friends of the Park Spring Brunch - Magnolia Candle, Patricia's Books, and Magnolia Coasters

magnolia memories
magnolia memories

Thanks to Patricia Neely Dorsey's generosity, we were able to offer 2 Magnolia Gifts at our 2013 Spring Brunch. The winners were thrilled to receive them.

Enjoy hearing Patricia recite her poems

The only thing better than reading Patricia's poems is hearing her recite them.

"I believe that we can bridge many gaps of misunderstanding across regional, racial, cultural, generational and economic lines by simply telling/sharing our stories. Miguel Algarin said, "When I see what you see, the distance between us disappears."Patricia Neely-Dorsey

Thank you!

Patricia and I hope that you will sign this guestbook so that we will know that you were here.

Your comment will appear when it is approved.

Bless Your Heart! Y'all come back anytime and just sit a spell!

Thanks again, ya'll!

Thanks for dropping by! - Ya'll Come Back, hear!

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      Nathalie Roy 

      6 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      I once work in a Montreal hotel and never manage to decipher Southern accent. I would get most of it but it was difficult. Some funny clients were even exaggerating it just to see the funny face I made.

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      Karen Kay 

      6 years ago from Jackson, MS

      What fun! Thanks for celebrating our Mississippi girl!

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      John Dyhouse 

      6 years ago from UK

      I do not usually read this type of poetry, thanks for the education

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: No, I didn't know the origin of "spittin image". Thanks for educating me. Great to have you drop by!

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for another great squidoo, Nancy! Of course I love the poems. Did you know the origin of "spittin' image"? I learned it from a beautiful story by Walter Wangerin. The original term came from a child who has "spirit and image" of one of her/his ancestors....

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      Kumar P S 

      6 years ago

      Great lens ! Thanks for introducing Patricia Neely-Dorsey and her poems.

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      6 years ago

      I love magnolias and loved the poems too.

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      6 years ago

      Love your posts and look forward to them!

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      6 years ago

      I always enjoy seeing what you've done, Nancy! Wish I were as creative as you, bless your heart!

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      6 years ago

      As a Southern lady of a "certain age", I have enjoyed Ms. Neely-Dorsey's poems and reminders of all things Southern very much. Bless her heart!

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      6 years ago

      Nancy, Thanks so much for such a wonderful lens to introduce my new "book baby" !I am so glad to see that visitors are enjoying the poems!Thank you all for your interest .I hope that you will tell friends to stop by Nany's post for an introduction to my little book of southern poems!Again , Thanks so much EVERYONE for your kind words.Much Love!As Always...Celebrating the South and things southern

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      6 years ago

      I love her writing! Thanks for introducing me to her work.

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      Michey LM 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful poems! Thanks for introducing me to Patricia Neely-Dorsey. She is a breeze of South I use to love, and she is stopping the time for us all. Great lens!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 

      6 years ago

      These were great!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!! :)

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      6 years ago

      Patricia Neely-Dorsey does seem to make time go backward, doesn't she? and yes, indeed, I smiled as I read....

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      Auntie-M LM 

      6 years ago

      Very nice poems. They really seem to capture the aura of a bygone day.

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      6 years ago

      I have just ordered these 2 books and can't wait to get them! Having read some of them on this page already, I am excited about reading the others. They do, in fact, make me smile. Thanks, Ohme, for introducing me to this woman. Let's try to get her to Pendleton for a visit!


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