The poem "I Am Mississippi," by Paul Ott, copyrighted 1990, is hereby designated as the state Poem of Mississippi. The poem reads as follows: "I Am Mississippi"... (which I have created with images).Alt : I Am Mississippi (Choose your player)
To: 2006 Regular Session
Rules By: Senator(s) Dearing, Hyde-Smith, Posey, Senate Bill 2572. AN ACT TO CREATE NEW CODE SECTION TO BE CODIFIED AS SECTION 3-3-51, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO DESIGNATE "I AM MISSISSIPPI" AS THE OFFICIAL STATE POEM; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI: The poem "I Am Mississippi," by Paul Ott, copyrighted 1990, is hereby designated as the state Poem of Mississippi.
Have you ever been kissed by a warm gulf breeze?
Sipped iced tea beneath Magnolia trees?
Or sat on the porch and just talked a while?
Then I know a place that'll make you smile.
Have you ever had the blues inside of you?
Gone down to the Delta, let 'em play for you?
Seen the Mississippi rolling deep and proud?
Or hit the jackpot and laughed out loud?
From the hills down to the Delta, Jackson's skyline
to the Pines, there's a place I know, so come on.
Mississippi. Feels like coming home.
She can tell you stories, she can sing you songs.
Feed you like your Mama, then walk you home.
Show you sights like you've never known.
Alt : Mississippi (Choose your player)
MISSISSIPPI... FEELS LIKE COMING HOME
Lyrics and Music by Raphael Semmes