Friday, October 9, 2015

Bless Your Pea Pickin’ Heart--By Celine Rose Mariotti--United States

Bless Your Pea Pickin’ Heart

Bless your pea pickin’ heart,
That’s what Tennessee Ernie Ford
Would always say,
I watched his show religiously every day,
Back in 1965,
I’d come home from Kindergarten,
And turn on the TV,
To watch good ole Tennessee,
He was a good man with that great bass voice,
I loved to hear him sing “Sixteen Tons”,
“Red Roses for a Blue Lady” and many more,
I loved the wonderful stories he told,
Most of all I loved the way he ended the show,
“Bless Your Pea Pickin’ Heart!”

Celine Rose Mariotti is an accomplished writer whose work has appeared in magazines all over the USA, Canada, England, Scotland, Australia and India. Some of those magazines include: Green’s Magazine, Poet’s Review, Poet’s Art, Tombigbee, Hindu Young World, Magnolia Quarterly, Lone Stars Magazine, Pablo Lennis, Coffee Ground Breakfast, Pink Chameleon and many more. She has had six books published. She plays the guitar and banjo; has her own home business and lives with her family in Shelton,CT.


  1. Celine, thank you for sharing your talent with this remembrance of Tennessee Ernie Ford. I love it and remember hearing that saying so many times from others around me but not Tennessee Ernie I rarely watched TV. I wonder if he originated it or did someone else. At any rate I have found myself saying that once in awhile. LOL.
    Love, Charlene

  2. Hello Celine. I am not sure who Tennessee Ernie Ford is, but I really liked this poem. Thank you for sharing it and continued blessings!

    -MJ (