Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 5 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Life Arts    H4'ed 8/18/18

The Ghosts of Algiers

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     (# of views)   No comments
Author 48597
Message Kevin Tully
Become a Fan
  (25 fans)


(Image by jasonwoodhead23)   Details   DMCA
- Advertisement -

"Mamaw ran a card game in the back of Paw Paw's grocery, didn't much slip by her, had to get up real early to lay down that number five ace or lift a moon pie.

She didn't go in much for religion, but she had a strong feelin' of spiritual goin's on. Being raised up Catholic in Algiers around musicians and gamblers and voodoo folks and ghosts and all -- Mamaw seen lots and lots of ghosts. She said they never did scare her because they was the ghosts of bad people being called back up by the evil doins' of livin' folks, said they walked around here again to remind us how damn bad they was and to cut out the evil, whatever kind we're practicin'.

She would be grinnin' and shakin' her head at this new President fella, him callin' up all kind of ghosts: Al Capone and Slave Masters and that Italian fella Mussolini and them Mississippi Klan fellas and that Mexican General that kilt all them poor fellas at the Alamo and all other kinds of poor, lonely, sure enough bad ghosts. Yeah, Mamaw would sure be laughin' and shakin' her head at this new fella -- for he sure don't know that onest a fool calls them stinkin', bad people back up, they just move right on in, he be stuck with 'em..." From "The Ghosts of Algiers" By Franklin Cincinnatus

- Advertisement -

 

- Advertisement -

Well Said 1   Funny 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Kevin Tully Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Kevin is (writing about yourself in the third person (illeism) is a trip) an artist/writer/carpenter and frustrated songwriter living in Johnson City, Texas. His latest frustrating songwriting attempt is titled, "I Touched the Hand That Touched (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Open Letter To Green Party Candidate Jill Stein

The Rise of Shallow, Demonstrative Religion

Kellyanne Conway/Joseph Goebbels

The Little, Slightly Tilted Church

BECKWATCH: Ayn Rand Would Have Absolutely Hated Glenn Beck

Bill O'Reilly Must Go