Amelia A. Allen-Ray

Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA
Amelia A. Allen-Ray
Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA
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Roots Of A Tree

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Life's full of complexities, never knowing how or fully understanding
the reasons for mere existence. There must be a purpose.
sh!-sh! hush I tell ya, don't say a wurd, membah naw, id whut'n me who tole.
all I know iz whut dey tell me, an' dey tell me de gal had dat chile
ova 30 yez ole', an' a prittie lil' thang yeh, as prittie as can be.
naw whay he be, I don' know. say he took 'um a wife, lef long time ago.
whut I du know iz, whuts done iz done. babie jane bone, claim de
granmammy, an whut she nuw.
naw de bed been laid in an' id done maid, an' de stakes stackd high,
a prittie price been paid.

but id ain' nut'n nuw, dis stuff heh so ole' as gole, membah de storie
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