Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 9 years ago

do you do voodoo...c/c, please?

gumbo roux

chicken stew

voodoo do, what it do

it's the big easy

some say it's sleazy

city never meaner

than after Katrina

shuffling streets with no noise

hoods cleared out for the boys

rich and right doing fine

lowest of life standing in line

diving for a speck

begging for a check

choked chicken neck

city hall stacks the deck


jackson square sits in shadows

saints and sinners side by side

some pray for an answer

others feed to the cancer

painters and poets, hawkers all

mimes and muggers, each standing tall



muddy rivers

a bum shivers


the french bread sops up the gravy

on another po boy as an old man grumbles

"gimme anudda Dixie, Pete"

as red beans sit to soak on Sunday

waiting for Monday

in the big easy

Update: it refers to a moniker used for New Orleans, it should have been "Big Easy", but perhaps only in the second use I feels more of a descriptor in the first use...thanks

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  • 9 years ago
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    This has life, reads well and paints the picture...I like. Question though should "Big Easy" be capitalized or was this your poet's license?

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    9 years ago

    Hoo doo that voo doo.

    I read an article last night about the federal government keeping all of the money for years and years from offshore drilling off the coast of Louisianna without the State having any share of it. Of course the State needs the money to somehow repair the wetlands, the natural barrier that helps prevent damage from hurricanes. There has been some work to address this issue. The powers that be decided that in 2017 perhaps Louisianna could have 200 million dollars a year. Out of billions.

    Experts say that 200 million by 2017 is totally inadequate for the problem.

    Source(s): Huffington Post
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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I like the rhymes, the in between the lines...and reference to long known crimes.

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  • 9 years ago

    my crawfish etouffee seems to have mud bugs in it....damn you Marie Laveau!!!

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I do.

    And you do,


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