The Rhondas

Three 30-somethin’ gals from the sticks
dressed to the nines, country western garb
singin’, playin’ their hearts out
Stompin’ up and down on the stage

The Rhondas, they call themselves
Don’t know why, but the name fits
Means “noisy” in Welch
Maybe that’s why

Harmonizing, sweeter than honey
Songs ’bout backroads West Virginia
down an’ out factory workers, dirt-poor farmers
distraught mommas, agonizin’ over aimless kids

Just three ole country girls
See ’em walkin’ barefoot down sunny dirt roads
Filling their lungs with music
Lettin’ it all out on a Sunday afternoon

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About Don Iannone

Don Iannone is a poet, writer, teacher and photographer who lives in the Greater Cleveland area. He has worked in the economic development field for over 35 years. Don is the author of three poetry books and five photography books. He is working on a short book of photographs and poems about human trafficking. This work was exhibited at six venues in Ohio. Don holds an M.A. degree in Art and Consciousness Studies from the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, where he teaches writing. His educational background also includes studies in Anthropology, Photography, Organizational Behavior, and Economic Development. Don’s website: http://www.donaldiannone.com Wisdom Work Press: https://wisdomworkpress.wordpress.com

17 thoughts on “The Rhondas

  1. “Harmonizing, sweeter than honey
    Songs ’bout backroads West Virginia
    down an’ out factory workers, dirt-poor farmers
    distraught mommas, agonizin’ over aimless kids”

    That was what struck me most. An enjoyable read.

  2. Gautami: Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the poem. BookSurge was great for me. Lulu is as well. Yes, sorting out the poems is tough. Ask others to give you recommendations on what they like best.

  3. sounds like a good gig
    wish i’d been there
    the meaning of rhonda was interesting too
    now the “rhonda valley” makes sense
    cheers

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