You Call Yourself a Cajun (for my dad on his 91st birthday)
by Ginger Keller Gannaway
What kind of Cajun are you?
Ya don’t speak French or like to drink.
Ya don’t like coffee, okra, or even boudin.
Ya don’t like to hunt, to fish, or to cook.
Ya don’t go camping or run the Mardi Gras.
Ya barely tolerate sweet dough pie & cracklin’.
But ya do know about playing bouree!
Ya like going to the casino and the races.
Ya play that Black Jack and make those bets.
Ya love those raw oysters & that boiled crawfish.
Ya like telling jokes and eating gumbo and playing cards.
Ya love dancing, coaching, and napping.
Ya all about the tennis, the football, and Clovis Crawfish.
Ya all about family and friends and ya know how to:
LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER!!!!
That’s a Cajun for real!
Happy 91st Birthday, Dad, PaPa, Stretch Keller.