M.C . Parler
Joke by Arthur Crymes and Tom
Recitation by Arthur Crymes
DeValls Bluff, Ark
Nov. 14, 1953
Do you all eat the ribs and the backbone of a hog?
Yeah? Don't you eat it?
Naw. Where I come from, we just eat the meat off em and throw the
All right, let's get on the poem.
In a prison cell one day
Sat an old man, old and gray,
Doomed to die for someone else's crime.
As he sat there in the room
He would wonder in his gloom
If the governor's pardon would reach him on time.
But the pardon came too late,
And the man met his sad fate,
His soul was with the Master in the sky.
And the guilty one still here
In his mind was full of fera,
Because his crime had caused an innocent man to die.
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