Claudia at dversepoets.com asks us to write a poem with dialog....quite the challenge. This was something I wrote a long time ago and had only 9 views, so maybe now more will read it.;)
Yokum family - Daisy Mae & The Smoos
She seldom complained,
one of her countless virtues
Li'l Abner took her for granted
Daisy Mae is blond,
not dumb; she has a brain,
voluptuous without being bad
"Daisy, them peas need to be planted."
Today, this is how she might respond:
"Well, Abner, today I'm goin' shoppin',
get me a nice dress,
a job, too! I'm sick and tired
a' wearin' the same blouse everyday!"
"Now Daisy," Li'l Abner says, "don't fret -
you gotta stay on the farm.
"'..sides, I cain't afford it anyway."
She was determined,
sold her blond locks,
bought new clothes and shoes.
"And I ain't goin' bareboot no more!
Gotta get one a those laptops!"
She was more the wiser now,
"Abner, you just pig headed;
why, I gotta be respected,
earn equal pay
for equal work!
'swhat Gloria Steinem say!"
In this modern day,
being sexy is allowed
and she can use her skills and talent.
Not a Martha Stewart,
but not a Beverly Hillbilly either
No more did she want to be like
the "winnen folk" in Dogpatch
Men would woo her properly.
But any fool can plainly see
her love was meant for only Li'l Abner,
yet, her worthless true love
showed little interest in her,
Daisy's mother, Mammy Yokem,
speaks her peace:
"She won you in a foot race,
on Sadie Hawkins Day! Ain't you got
no sense, Abner? All you do is wile
your time away,
out in them hills,
and she do all the work!"
Abner responded, "ah- I know she trick me
I was a busy huntin' and making whiskey!
If I had my drothers", he said,
"guess I don't want her to go,
She can sure cook up a storm!"
Mammy took her pipe out of her mouth,
"Sonny, she do things 'naturly'...
and be "bootiful" at the same time,
...you don't know what you got
till you 'bout to lose it!!"
Daisy Mae told them both -
"No mo' pigs runnin' free,
I'se gonna be successful!
my boss is gonna respect me,
not make me do all the work!
Suddenly, a puzzled look came over her face.
"But...if I was livin' like that,
I'd have to leave li'l Honest Abe
home all day; oh, my poor baby!
Why, then my life
would be incomplete!"
Abner smiles, "Daisy Mae,
is you gonna stay?
...you real life is with us,
cuz we have the most amoozin
but confoozin life!"
"Ok, Abner," cried Daisy Mae,
"let's leave well enough alone
an go back to what we was doin?!"
She hugged him and he hugged her back
harder than ever before.
So if you are interested in reading more
about the Yokums and the Smoo family,
turn to your newspaper cartoons,
and "CORN-tinue" to read -