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De Jimmy Crab

De Jimmy Crab ‘e ben da self’made preach’a mon,
‘N ta’k frum dat City Council all de perk ‘e can.
‘E new coat ben alltime jus’ cut rite ta fit,
Like ‘e hab all da money dat ‘e can now get.

Befo’ ‘e ben dat Swimp Mon po’lice preach’a,
‘E ben dat Rev’ren Dallas Mon mos’ fav’rit leacher.
Tugettah dey both ben sell dem use car
Wit’ hope dat one day both be da rich star.

Den dat Jimmy Crab, ‘e git da City Council post,
‘N be dat one Swimp Mon don’ bribe wid’ de mos’.
‘E gib dat Jimmy ‘e own new big “Crown Vic.”
Wid da badge, ‘n radio ta answer ‘em quick.

Fah dese special perk, ‘e owe Swimp Mon ‘e soul,
‘N cast da council vot’ da only way ‘e ben to’l.
All dem fancy fit’in suit ‘n dem bright’ matchin’ tie
Ben what Jimmy Crab git fah tah lib dat big lie.

Dem folk ‘e fool tah jus’ keep fah him votin’
Ain’t got dah clue what Jimmy Crab ben tot’in.
Dey tink’ Jimmy Crab ben dah Mon fah tah foll’ah,
‘Cause ‘e also wear dat little round white coll’ah.

Da Jimmy Crab ben dat perfect ‘zample
‘O what bribes can get when dey ben mos’ ample.
‘E jus’ ben one mo’ ‘zample o’ da Swimp Mon bought crony’
‘N like all da rest on dat council, ‘e jus’ as bigg’a phony.

Now Jimmy Crab ben nam’ as da new table knocker
‘N dat Orange’berg church, ‘e gwine be quite de shocker.
‘E gwine scoot dat big Crown Vic up dat Interstate,
N’ on da City gas card ‘e plan mo’ tah pontificate.

Wid so many dem new job ‘e hab da residency mess,
‘N dis be da problem wid’ ‘e new Orang’berg address.
‘E ben quick wid da grin, ‘n frum da Good Book do quote,
But Jimmy Crab ‘e jus’ be anuddah Swimp Mon goat.

Lee Walton

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