Monday, April 11, 2016

Poetry Month, Day 11 - Haggard

Today's word, HAGGARD, was given to me by my writer friend, Julie Rowan-Zoch on April 4th and Merle Haggard passed away two days later!  Kind of eerie!!  So, I took a departure from my funny, lighthearted poems to write a short tribute to Merle Haggard.  In all honestly, I'm not really a country fan, so I'm only familiar with a couple of his songs. One I really like is Sing Me Back Home!  

Sing Me Back Home

On April 6th, Merle Haggard
left this earthly world.
For years he sang and swaggered;
his melodies unfurled.

He entertained the nation
as he sang his famous tunes.
and caused a big sensation
with his twangy country croons.

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