Cecilia W. Praetorius

(Jefferson, Louisiana)

River Road

There's a certain spot in my home town that's beautiful to see
Where the tender lush green grasses from a carpet o'er the lea.
It is near the Crescent City, where the levee twists and bends
All the way down to the delta where the Mississippi ends.

There's a long gray band of blacktop that goes curving round the mound--
On ome side protective levee; on the other homes abound;
And the gently swaying willows that grow near the river's bank
Form a fence with ancient oak trees to sur

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