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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Other · #679703
For writer's cramp: a short poem prompted from a line about Louisiana...
Down in Louisiana, where the black trees
grow,
         where begonia blossoms sing forth
                   from rich, alluvial soil,
         where majestic cotton plantation
                   meets sugar cane tower,
         where sluggish Choctaw bayou swamp
                   borders murky crawdad pond,
         where steaming lakes of old-growth cypress
                   harbor alligator homes,
they danced delight around the Creole sons and fathers
hanging dead
down in Louisiana, where the black trees
grow.



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Prompt: Write a poem or story using the following as a start: "Down in Louisiana, where the black trees grow..."
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