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A Sharecroppers Home

Story ID:5754
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA USA
Year:1930
Person:Chelsea Kansas Kid
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A Sharecroppers Home


Sharecroppers Temporary Home

Youíre looking at poverty
Out here on the plains
Grounds too hard to plow
Just waitin on a rain.

But the new baby
Good place to sleep
Neath the steering wheel
In the old Hoopeeís front seat

Momís ailin
She ainít feelin very well
Donít know whatís the matter
Ainít seen a doctor for quite a spell.

But things arenít too bad
They could be worse
Momís feeling well enough
For the baby to nurse

Iíll be a goin into town
To get in line
For bread and taters
Weíll be just fine.

Each night we pray for rain
Maybe this week
Sure hope that the
Roof donít leak.

Then the owner
Will let me do my job
Sowin wheat and oats
Out here on Gobblers Nob.

Monte L. Manka 07-19-09