Leon Hodges

Old man on youtube

Ain’t never knowed no one like ol’ Leon Hodges. All piss, vinegar, and moonshine. Had a mouth a man shouldn’t a et with, couldn’t read a book, d’nt know a letter from a line.

He told some great tall tales tho’, ‘bout women, an wine, an song. Don’t know the truth of nar a one, ‘ccept ’bout how his first marriage up an’ done gone wrong.

Don’t know if he had any chi’drn, if he did, he never spoke a none to me, and I’d a have ta say he woulda, as I was prolly close to him, as another man could be.

When the news come of his passin’, it come down hard up on my heart- I ain’t gone lie. I’ll tell ya the truth, that mans leavin’ done tore this man apart.

All the times I shook my head and said, ‘You damn ol’ bastard liar!’, I’d give anything for one more night, with ol’ Leon, spinnin’ yarns in front o’ a good hot fire.

He was a good man, bl’eive that, cause I wouldn’t tell you no lie, was the best damn friend I ever had. Gol dang it Leon! Why’d ya up ‘n die?

Posted for Chelsea Ann Owens Terrible Poetry Contest, subject this week, write an elegy to something that you have misplaced- so I got close.

8 thoughts on “Leon Hodges

  1. I guess I missed that this was part of the terrible poetry contest until I was just reading Chelsea’s post. This isn’t terrible, it’s great! You got the voice absolutely perfect. The words and rhythm are just right. I can hear it in my head. Anyway, it was far to good to win 😉

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