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Phillip Coffey - Four Thirty Nine

By Phillip Coffey

My moment of leisure on Columbia Public Square.
Where men like Morgan and Wolford rode his steed.
Twain's Momma first saw her first sparkle of light.
Jessie James men up and shot poor Mr. Martin.

All entering and gathering - friends and foe meet.
The whittlers a-shaving his cedar - never they 'pine'.
Ghost and Goblins sharing their worthless pleas.
Everything starts and finishes at 'four thirty nine'.

Sure you readers 'get it'. Hint: Historic Adair County Courthouse clock.

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