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De Swimp Mon Cronicles
De Fruit Mon

De Fruit Mon be dat Swimp Mon bes’ bugguh-man.
Tugedduh, dey do all de sly debblement dey can.
Dem alltwo, dey ben got’s dis wicketty bon’
Dat be real ‘special ‘culiar tuh mos’ udduh mon.

De Fruit Mon hab ‘e flabby wet han’
‘N mos’ Chaa’stun deal dat all ‘e can.
‘E stay close behin’ da closet do’,
Tuh look out fuh ‘e bes’ buckruh Joe.

De house o’ cards dem alltwo dun built
Bin right now mortgage tuh da alltime hilt.
Dey tri’k da friend ‘n dem “cum yeh” too
Tuh git loot fuh wha’ebbuh Joe wan’ do.

Ebbuh tim’ dey be nudduh Buck tuh rise,
De Fruit Mon, fo’ Swimp Mon, ‘e do despise.
Tuhgedduh dey use da dirty tri’k tuh cheat,
‘Cus dey fear dat Swimp Mon gwine git beat.

De Fruit Mon bin roun’ fuh way so long,
But dat Swimp Mon Joe jus’ luv’ ‘e song.
If ebbuh dey be one mon tuh dump
‘E be de Swimp Mon mos’ dearest chump.

Dat Fruit Mon, e’ be de mos’ ‘ceitful felluh,
‘N work fum dat Swimp Mon ee’bul celluh.
But one day real soon ‘e gwine be expose’
By dem dude dat be ‘e mos’ dangerous foes.

But de Fruit Mon, ‘e be jus’ one bed felluh,
‘Cus dey ben lot mo’ in dat Swimp Mon celluh.
Dey be meny o’ Crab, ‘n dat Wegitubble Mon too
Fuh Swimp Mon wha’ebbuh tri’k’ry dey kin do.

Dese udduh cronie be ‘n dat Swimp Mon curse,
So dey each gwine git dem own special verse.
Yo’ jus’ be ‘round w’en dey nam’ cum up,
Fuh dey story each gwine fill uh sep’rit cup.

Lee Walton

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