Dolly, Andy, and Bull Crap #FoundPoem

I know I said I would post about a new feature in my Minecraft world, but the local weekly newspaper’s Live Wire anonymous calls are piling up. Here are THREE.

What A Woman
by Anonymous Caller

Dolly Parton.
What a woman.
I remember seeing her
down here at the fairgrounds
in Harrison County,
the Porter Wagner (sic) Show.
You know,
she don’t have to do what she’s doing,
but what a woman.


I agree with the caller: Dolly Parton is one of my favorite people, and I’m not kidding. She’s a woman of brains, talent, humor, and heart. The world needs more like her.


by Anonymous Caller

Andy Griffith was
one heck of an actor.
Not only did he have
a big hit
with the “Andy Griffith Show,”
where he played Sheriff Andy Taylor,
then he came back
with another big hit,

So, when is North Carolina
going to name
new highways or something?
They ought to name it
Andy Griffith.


Interesting argument, Anonymous Caller. But this is Indiana, so you might want to take that up with a North Carolina paper. Just sayin’.


Bull Crap
by Anonymous Caller

I still say
it’s discrimination
against people out here
that can’t use
a computer,
don’t understand
a computer system,
all the buttons and bull crap.

I still say
it’s discrimination.
Why not
just take
five cents off the top price?


Is this about printable coupons? Or, like, what?

GOD, I love this town!

I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies about roast broccoli and mushrooms: easy and YUMMY.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What pop culture icon does your character most admire and why?




I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Dolly, Andy, and Bull Crap #FoundPoem

  1. Jane

    January 3, 2017 at 10:14am

    Nice foodie recipe. Just roast it all! I can right now taste those almost-crispy edges….

    Found poems are seriously revelatory! I said it.

    Pop culture icons are extra tricky to include in stories…unless they’re safely dead, of course. And, oh, so many left us last year. I am so DONE with 2016!


    I think the old vampires would have loved anyone who could write, and get performed, glorious music. I was enjoying my annual playing of the Messiah by Handel, and all the while, I imagined someone in the audience hearing it for the first time. Fact: people spontaneously rose to their feet during the Hallelujah chorus. Back then, you only could hear music when someone performed it. My recording is by the London Philharmonic, and you can hear the ambience of the hall, how big the space and the music was.

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      Marian Allen

      January 3, 2017 at 4:25pm

      I can imagine people standing for that piece, especially before it had been co-opted by baloney commercials or whatever. Your recording is vinyl, I take it. Not to be all hipsteresque, but there IS a difference.

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  2. Dan

    January 3, 2017 at 4:34pm

    I try to have sympathy for non-computer folks. But some things have simply find that way. Sorry. I don’t like ebooks, but sometimes that’s all I can get.

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