Treasure Island

Etheridge Knight

(1931 - 1991 / Mississippi)

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  • Paul Ganz (5/4/2014 5:42:00 AM)

    I can feel the rhythm of the deep South and the banjo blues of the wonderful lyrics.

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  • Palas Kumar Ray (5/3/2014 11:59:00 AM)

    I am happy to come across your works dear poet.Your words comes out straight from the life you lived. My sincere tribute to you.

A Poem For Myself

I was born in Mississippi;
I walked barefooted thru the mud.
Born black in Mississippi,
Walked barefooted thru the mud.
But, when I reached the age of twelve
I left that place for good.
My daddy chopped cotton
And he drank his liquor straight.
Said my daddy chopped cotton

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