FARM-HAND (circa 1900)

Posted by Admin on Wednesday, 17th May 2006, 00:00

I bain’t no zort uv zcholar,
but I knows what I know,
and that is the way
to make veg’tables grow.
I knows when to plant,
and I knows when to dig,
and I knows how to veed’m
to vatten me pig.
If boss wants a mumpoker
to zcare they wil’ crows,
the way vor to make un’s
another thing I knows.

I be big, I be clumsy,
and not all that bright,
but healthy enough to work
morn, noon, or night.
I can’t read nor write,
zo I signs wi’ a cross
but thee’ve no call to zpell
when in charge uv a hoss.
Zo theer’s jus’ one more thing
I wants in this life,
to stand avore Parson
wi’ Lucy vor wife.

 

T. C. Hudson

© T. C. Hudson.
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