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WE MAY NOT PASS THIS WAY AGAIN

WE MAY NOT PASS THIS WAY AGAIN

Pierre Fontenot August 7, 2014 0

I had ambitions to be on the road earlier, full tank of diesel, full belly of coffee, but one thing after another, here I was, still in Sulphur, running an errand, and there coming

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SOUTHERN FRIENDLY

SOUTHERN FRIENDLY

Pierre Fontenot May 14, 2014 0

We were strangers. They were Them and I was Not Them and it took us less than three minutes to like each other. This sort of thing ain’t uncommon in The South. It’s a

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EYES ON ELDERS

EYES ON ELDERS

Rick Sarro March 5, 2014 0

If I was a teen again and had a do-over, I’d recommend that I cast a considerable gaze upon the elderly. I’d look around at old people and find those who bore good fruit

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THE TESTIMONY OF DUCT TAPE

THE TESTIMONY OF DUCT TAPE

Pierre Fontenot February 23, 2014 0

I’m seated towards the front of the church, among the elderly of the congregation, seated behind a lady with winter in her hair. When you reach her age you’ve obeyed the rules long enough

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LO, I WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS

LO, I WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS

Pierre Fontenot February 7, 2014 0

Early in my workday I said hello to people who are dying. We joked, we hugged, talked about the mid-20’s weather, felt sorry for the plants, there was a little conference about a four-dollar

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THIS BEING A FRESH JANUARY …

THIS BEING A FRESH JANUARY …

Pierre Fontenot January 23, 2014 0

Let me stand, but bend to truth. Let me write my conclusions in pencil, and have no shame in a well worn eraser. Let me see myself true and fit my britches. Having paid

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FOOTLOOSE CHRISTMAS

FOOTLOOSE CHRISTMAS

Pierre Fontenot January 8, 2014 0

Thinking back on it, the only thing missing was Kevin Bacon. _____    _____    _____    _____    _____ My father was Big on honesty, which came under some social erosion with all

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FAMILY REUNION

FAMILY REUNION

Pierre Fontenot November 20, 2013 0

We lived on the old home place, our little red house built new in the year of my first year in school, set up under a trio of gorgeous oak trees, a plot of

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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Pierre Fontenot September 1, 2013 0

She’s on my mind tonight — she being the old song — just notes on a piano, no singing, no need. If there is a more powerful song in the history of all songs,

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That Time When We Walked Into The Wrong Church

That Time When We Walked Into The Wrong Church

Pierre Fontenot August 15, 2013 0

This is how the memory goes … I don’t know where we’re going, or why, but we’ve been going all day, I’m just the little kid in the big back seat, Mom and Dad

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