Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal

Land of the South

Doris Niswonger McGohon


The land of the south...
Land that I love.
The red clay...
symbolic of blood
that was shed so long ago.
Southern hospitality...
still belongs to this land.
The southern drawl...
like music to my ears.
Homes in the woods...
my dreams...
became a reality
in Birmingham, Alabama.
Mild temperatures...
the land of cotton and beauty.
Azalea, Camellia, and Jasmine...
are living poetry.
I long to go back...
To the land of the South...
Sweet home in
Alabama.

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Doris Niswonger McGohon began writing poetry in the 1970's. She has been published in anthologies and on various Internet venues.

© Doris Niswonger McGohon

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