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H-Town Ballad

Come and sit in the scorching sear
Put on a hat and pull out a beer

Hollar out a howdy and a y'all or two
Then smack at the squitos and tell them to shoo

Pull out a tent and let's go camping
Don't grab a trailer unless your glamping

Climb a tree or wade in a brook
Then go grab those dogs you've been waiting to cook

April, May, June, July
Hurricane season won't fly by

It will sit and sit and relieve itself
'Knock all the stuff off of your shelf

Then comes winter and no, no, no
Before you say it, it just won't snow

Big red Santa in a cowboy hat
Before you ask it he's the same less fat

Look around at this beautiful place
'Then wipe the salty sweat off your face

'Scratch your bites, tug your hat round your ears.'
This is my home and I love living here

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I love Houston ya'll!

Vivi
(Love hanging with my family of poets)

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just seeing this
no dogs was short for hot dogs
and squitos is short for mosquitoes

Vivi
(Love hanging with my family of poets)

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this one! i know what you mean by [dogs]. Ya'll mean Hot dogs or frankfurters. One of my favorite foods anytime of the year.
I like the two line rhyme and and all, but you don't have a title! This needs a title. ~ Geezer.
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thanks any ideas for a title?

Vivi
(Love hanging with my family of poets)

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of title. Makes it sound rather hip and cool. H-Town. Very nice and good luck. ~ Geezer.
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Thanks for the critique I didn't see that at first.

Vivi
(Love hanging with my family of poets)

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ok thanks this is making it a lot better.

Vivi
(Love hanging with my family of poets)

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This is changing my poem for the better. That's the whole point of it. I am getting critiqued. When you tell someone they need to change their work don't ever think you are a nuisance for doing it. The best people get built up from criticism and become something great. You're not the only one who has Critiqued me and I like the changes you're making to my poem.
(You are right Critique is a complement, It shows that others care so much about your work they want to help you make it better)

Vivi
(Love hanging with my family of poets)

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Viviana,
What a fun poem! Your first line is very smooth and engaging! Loved the jargon and the unexpected run in with the word glamping:)

raffy

but now know I would love it !
Congratulations Viviana,
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Nice job!

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