#BlaPoWriMo – Poem in Negro dialect (kinda)

The wicked witch of the East?
The old, decrepit, ancient East?
She dead. House fell on her ass
during the storm.  Feet all shriveled up.
That witch ain’t going nowhere!
Ain’t gon bother nobody!

But the wicked witch of the West?
The new, modern, amoral West?
She be alive and kicking.
Causing all kinds o’ trouble.
Done signed a deal with the Wizard.
The lying Wizard.
Dorothy has her hands full with those two.
And the lion ain’t got no courage.

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Author: Raymond Maxwell

https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/ Librarian, retired foreign service manager and former naval officer. Strong interests in information architecture, instructional design, critical pedagogy, taxonomies and metadata management, information governance, and cultural heritage preservation.

3 thoughts on “#BlaPoWriMo – Poem in Negro dialect (kinda)”

  1. The Wiz! I think this is a great dialect poem. When I was in school, I took a linguistics class, and we learned about African American Vernacular English (AAVE) a.k.a. Ebonics. Contrary to what most people think, it has specific grammatical rules just like any other language, and you nailed them down with this poem. Great job! 🙂

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