Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, AN EXPLANATION, by JAMES WELDON JOHNSON

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First Line: Look heah! 'splain to me de reason
Last Line: Oh! ...!—
Subject(s): Farm Life; Fields; Towns; Agriculture; Farmers; Pastures; Meadows; Leas

Look heah! 'Splain to me de reason
Why you said to Squire Lee,
Der wuz twelve ole chicken thieves
In dis heah town, includin' me.
Ef he tole you dat, my brudder,
He said sump'n dat warn't true;
W'at I said wuz dis, dat der wuz
Twelve, widout includin' you.

Oh! ...!—

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