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Howdy Daisy May

Mohan is a family physician, film and TV aficionado, a keen bibliophile and an eclectic scribbler.

Daisy May gets the letter

Daisy May gets the letter

Reply to Daisy May

Howdy all y'all. My name is Pig Sty and I'm in the can. My darn cousin Bobby Jo couldn't find the piddlin' keys to the truck in time for a getaway, so we heap got in' trouble.

I'm all torn up that my purdy sweet heart Daisy May has taken up with the Mayor. She wrote me a letter tellin' me so herself : To My Man in a Can. I ain't good with the writin' malarkey.

But for my beauty Daisy May, a man's gotta try, aren't he.

So here' my letter y'all. I shore do hope she reads it. Darn' it. Ah think Ah got somethin' in ma ah.

Howdy Daisy May!

Howdy Daisy May, I hear what you say

I’m dun hankerin' for our roll in the hay

I ain’t what you think; I’ve gone changed my way

Please do tell my boys, Tommy and Ray

I ain’t no longer cussin’ nor swearin’

Ever since I open'd my soul up and barin’

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To the Jailhouse preacher who’s so darn’ carin’

Of this lowly creachur who’s been too darin’

You’re darn-tootin, I found God

I no longer hanker fishin’ for Cod

If you come by and give me a nod

I’ll pray daily ( for yer beautiful bod)

The Mayor’s more of a crook than me

He’ll say he’s fixin’ to go on a spree

Blowin’ ill gotten money all on thee

But he’s got more women than all ‘o Tennessee

In sickness and health, ashes to dust

Darn’ preacher tells me I shouldn’t lust

When I read your letter, darlin’ dearest

All I could think of was your double-D bust

Return to me, My Purdy li’l pet

I sho’ nuff is the best you gonna get

I tell thee I am filled with regret

Of bein’ this big, tall, scary preacher’s pet.

Please don’t go throw this away

I soon will be done in the can Daisy May

And when I'm done, I'm all jacked up

I'm right back with ya, to sup from yer cup.

Hugs/ Kisses/ and fondles.

‘Pig Sty’

-Mohan Kumar-

Daisy  May Goes a 'ringin'

Daisy May Goes a 'ringin'

© 2012 Mohan Kumar


Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on November 03, 2016:

Thank you Jodah and Sharon.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on December 13, 2015:

Mohan, I loved it, could have been written by my ex, except he wasn't in the can. I missed this, it was written before I started here on HP.

I loved the pictures also, except they don't do nuthin for this lil-ol-country-girl.

Have a Blessed day.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on December 13, 2015:

Love this Docmo...really brightened my day, and the Daisy May pics are cool too.

Rich from Kentucky on September 29, 2012:

Mohan - Ah'm so happy ah found this little gem of yers! Ah swear, ya talk sweeter than a possum in heat. Thissin is a might purdy poem that ah gittin' all worked up over. Might have ta go visit that big house down tha lane muself 'fore long. Ah think ya did a real great job here, even with tha accent. Luved it!

raciniwa from Talisay City, Cebu on September 23, 2012:

awww, i love Daisy May...please send my best regards to her...

Thelma Alberts from Germany on September 10, 2012:

Wow! I can´t stop myself laughing. Very hilarious. I love it! And of course the gorgeous photos of Daisy May with her double D´s. Pinned!

Anil from Kerala on August 27, 2012:

Good, pictures are interesting.

ThoughtSandwiches from Reno, Nevada on August 26, 2012:


I recently read Daisy May's "My Man in the Can" and absolutely loved it! You can imagine my excitement when I found out you had brought it to the next level! lol..there is nothing like a jail house conversion to Jesus, huh? I think you got her double-D attentions! Very good!


Joan Veronica Robertson from Concepcion, Chile on July 22, 2012:

Yay! Way to go! Funny, funny, and I enjoyed the video too! Voted up and funny. Have a good day!

Susan Hazelton from Northern New York on July 21, 2012:

Funny, funny, funny. I'm still laughing. Up and funny.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on July 21, 2012:

Loved this. Really hilarious. Made me think of Lil' Abner. Voted up and funny. Love those pics.

Redberry Sky on July 20, 2012:

Well, I found and followed you for the Hubber Tag ongoing story, and this poem makes me glad I did. Love it, and I love the pictures that you've illustrated it with too, voted much up and across :)

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on July 18, 2012:

OK, now this is makin' some sense as I read it booty backwards, Doc!

Speaking of which, I was wondering wassup with the blatant omission of Queen's "Bicycle Races/ FBGMTWGR...".... just sayin'?

You and effer... purrfect together! Voted UP & FAB. Hugs, Maria

Mary Craig from New York on July 16, 2012:

From the pictures here Daisy Mae, looks like your never mind settled around your flour!

Suzie from Carson City on July 16, 2012:

docmo...pls tell drbj that my new beau ain't "lil Abner.......and my dbl D's and size a my assets ain't none of his never mind!!!

drbj and sherry from south Florida on July 16, 2012:

I hope that Pig Sty is an understanding sort of a man,

But Daisy Mae found some'un else since he's in the can.

Her new beau, Lil Abner, appreciates her many facets,

Including her double-D bust and the size of her assets.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 16, 2012:

Mary- you're right. You shouldn't have told me cuz my naughty streak will latch on to it! Thank you for your visit and comments. I know the great British tradition of double entendres and innuendo is alive and well and it was nice to have an opportunity to tap into it, Thanks to Paula.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 16, 2012:

Jaye- appreciate your visit and comments. It was nice to stretch some comedic 'muscle' for a change and Paula gave me the ideal opportunity to do this. I wonder what Daisy May has is store for Pig Sty nect - it may end in tears!

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 16, 2012:

Ruby- glad I could provide some 'light relief' - it brought out the poet in you too. Thanks for the smiles.

Mary Craig from New York on July 16, 2012:

I probably shouldn't tell you this but years ago my (city) brother called me Daisy Mae and my husband Clem (at least it wasn't pig sty). You two have a great thing going here (at least a movie anyway) resourceful of you Mohan to pick up on Paula's "Man in the Can"....of course that title does lead to other thought but good old Daisy Mae with her double D's can conjure up a lot more!

A laugh a minute! Voted up, funny, and awesome!

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on July 16, 2012:

Hilarious! Your reply to "Daisy Mae" shows you're as much a master of humor as of serious topics, Doc Mo....You and Paula could write a funny sit-com or movie with these characters!


Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on July 15, 2012:

HaHaHaHeeHee. You 'dun proved you're my kind of man. Daisy May is well endowed and i'm a fan. You make me laugh out loud. To follow you makes me so proud. Loved it. I like this side of your talent.. Smiles..

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 15, 2012:

Deal! I'm sure you'll save some houris for me in the netherworld as I'm sure heaven is an equal opportunity provider with no religious distinctions. I am sure I'll have some Apsaras to fend off too ( we live and die in hope!)

Twilight Lawns from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K. on July 15, 2012:

Mohan, I would love to, but you can do the beer and I'll do the Red Bull as I don't drink.

There are a million fine wines and Irish Whiskies and liqueurs that I am missing but I'll have to wait till I'm fending off houris and the like.

But watching you downing a ferkin of lager will be fine till then.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 15, 2012:

bravewarrior - Is this why it is called a 'Freudian 'slip'?

Ian I know what you meant but I had to delete it in case someone took offence. I am sure you understand.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 15, 2012:

Ian - what does it say about me that when you say L'il abner - I know what you are talking about. back in the seventies I was but a little nipper but my voracious appetite for all kinds of books meant I scavenged old book shops and read anything I could lay my hands on. Al Capp's comic strip included. Thanks for reminding me of Daisy Mae (née Scragg) Yokum.

We sure need to share a beer and talk all manner of literature and language.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on July 15, 2012:

Docmo, it's funny. Each time I come into this hub to read the new comments, it looks like Daisy Mae's bikini bottom says "fed up", not flour! Ha ha! What would Freud say about that?

Twilight Lawns from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K. on July 15, 2012:

My friend in Australia wanted to call her granddaughter Daisy Mae but was denied it by her daughter.

I said, "As in Daisy Mae Yokum? L'il Abner's wife? "

She said, "The same."

I love her (my friend AND Daisy Mae... but in that order).

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 15, 2012:

Ian, bad taste ain't dead, dear friend. Its alive and well in huburbia. Anyway who are we to assign qualifiers to taste, isn't it in the eye of the beholder ( up to a point). Thanks for dropping by.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 15, 2012:

bravewarrior- thank you kindly!

Jake Frost, much appreciated!

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 15, 2012:

tobusiness- much appreciated! I hope you get a chance to read the man in the can as this piece will make more sense as a response. Fpherj has done a great job that inspired this response.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 15, 2012:

TT- sorry!

KatrineDM - appreciate your visit. Glad you enjoyed this!

shiningirisheyes- thanks again for dropping by and reading this!

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 15, 2012:

Julie, Julie- you should write your own as the narrator! Great poetry here I see this chain-hub is bringing out the raunchy poets in all of us.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 15, 2012:

Dana, thank you milady!

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 15, 2012:

Matthew- glad you liked this response, appreciate the visit, brother.

Josh, thanks for dropping by bro, glad you like this .

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 15, 2012:

Mary - glad you found this entertaining. I should talk to Effer about this Pig Sty/Daisy May book. Maybe there could be a musical. A film deal... a TV series... er. sorry, I got carried away.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 15, 2012:

Daisy May - I shore hope ya change yer mind girl!

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 15, 2012:

Nell- thank you!

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 15, 2012:

Martie- thank you. I'm glad this piece of fluff is entertaining. I agree underneath there is a sense of endearing truth about the lives in those echelons. But who are we to judge. Much appreciated!

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 15, 2012:

Bill, thanks for taking 'time out from your time out' just to read this hub. I'm honored, Sir Bill. Much appreciated.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 15, 2012:

eHealer- thanks for enjoying this light entertainment.

Jake Frost from London, United Kingdom on July 15, 2012:

Really enjoyed this! It's great, can't wait to read more

Twilight Lawns from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K. on July 15, 2012:

And who said bad taste was dead?

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on July 15, 2012:

This is a riot, Docmo! Now I see why TT tagged you for the Hubber Tag challenge. Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on July 15, 2012:

Docmo, you have an amazing talent, reading this was pure pleasure, and I haven't yet aquatinted myself with 'the man in the can' loved the images the poems are inspired, hilarious funny.

Shining Irish Eyes from Upstate, New York on July 15, 2012:

Docmo - Hysterically funny! And the accent is "puuuuurrrrrfict" ifin ah do say so ma self.

KatrineDM on July 15, 2012:

This is really great, entertaining, and coupled by super photos.

Terrye Toombs from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. on July 15, 2012:

Doc! I paid you NOT to tell! :)

Jools Hogg from North-East UK on July 15, 2012:


great reply from Pig Sty,

Still got that gal in his eye,

His letter went way off track

When he mentioned her rack

He should stick to kind words

'Bout the bees and the birds

And do somethin' exquisite

At the conjugal visit!

Dana Strang from Ohio on July 14, 2012:

What a hoot! this is great!

Joshua Zerbini from Pennsylvania on July 14, 2012:


This was hilarious! Great job! And a good laugh!

Take care friend and have a great rest of your weekend!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on July 14, 2012:

Miss Daisy May has spoken. She ain't taken you back Pig Sty. Uh oh! Trying swooning her with "that's what makes you beautiful":)

Matthew Weese from Auburn on July 14, 2012:

Man that was excellent.....I like how it is a offshoot of man in a can. great work.

Ruchira from United States on July 14, 2012:

good one indeed.

What a rebound for this character hehe

many votes indeed with awesome!

Mary Hyatt from Florida on July 14, 2012:

Oh, Lordy, Lordy! What a hoot!!! You and fpherj48 should get together and write a book about this couple.

I love it, loved it, loved it!

I voted it UP, funny, and you know I'll share this crazy thing.

Suzie from Carson City on July 14, 2012:

Pig Sty....I got your dern letter and when me and the mayor get back from our camping trip, I might wite you back....but I'm tellin you shor as I'm a cougar in the backwoods holler....I ain't takin you back!!

Nell Rose from England on July 14, 2012:

This was so funny and a great reply to My Man In The Can, brilliant! lol!

Martie Coetser from South Africa on July 14, 2012:

Amazingly clever and sheer entertainment.

The music is a perfect choice.

Not to talk about the pictures. Hilarious!

There is an endearing truth in these two poems - 'My Man In a Can' and 'Howdy Daisy May' - that makes one romanticise the horrible lives of Daisy Mays.

Voted up, funny and excellent.

The accent you've mastered, Docmo, deserves applause :)

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 14, 2012:

I'm not sure how this could be any better....great laughs, great video.....well done my friend. I had planned on taking today off but saw this pop up and decided it was worth it....and it was!

Deborah from Las Vegas on July 14, 2012:

Hey Doc, Thank you for the laugh, I actually feel like I've met Mr. Pig-Sty somewhere in my travels. Great hub and I love the Gretchen Song.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 14, 2012:

Ah TT. I was going through some old Alaskan newspapers (research) and was shocked to find your photos.I promise I won't tell anyone of your misdemeanours. Come to think of it, I think you should be called Miss Demeanour. he he.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on July 14, 2012:

We like to rest our weary heads, sunshine. And the fluffier the pillow the better. know what i'm sayin. thanks for being the first to read Pig Sty. U da woman. Boom boom Pow!

Terrye Toombs from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. on July 14, 2012:

Nicely done. :) And that is my favorite Gretchin, I haven't lived it at all! *wink* (There's a reason I don't live in Alaska any more). :) VUM.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on July 14, 2012:

Double-D Bust! Men!

Pig-Sty has quite a 'tude.

I betcha y'all that Daisy May jacks him up right back!

Well done Docmo!!

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