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The Rusty Barn
by Sherry Bach

Monday, March 23, 2015
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A friend of mine posted a pic on FB of an old rusty barn. He asked for title suggestions, I gave him a poem instead.

 The Rusty Barn © 3.23.15 Sherry Bach


Some might say that it is just an old rusty shack

No use repairing it, it'll never get its life back

With damage to the parts that protect what is inside

Memories of laughter, the place where I cried

Wooden slats for the walls no longer come together

Shrunk by the elements, ruined by the weather

Tarnished metal shingles fought the good fight

When tornado winds came late that spring night

Curled up on the edges into a twist

Where they tried to hold on but couldn't resist

But now the sunlight streams fully through

Within deep crevices giving a clearer view

Sometimes what seems like a terrible loss

Is a beautiful reminder of the bridge that we crossed

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Reviewed by Edward Phillips 3/26/2015
Great finishing line.
They're also a great place for a romp in the hay...
if you have a partner and some hay...
they tell me...
Reviewed by John Domino 3/25/2015
A GREAT write Sherry! Reminds me of the covered bridge in our neighborhood. People walk on it and stop and stare at the beauty of Indian Creek. It's a landmark and a cherish memory of a more charming decade in time. Amen!
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 3/25/2015
Cool poem. I have spent plenty of time in around barns when I was younger. There is something mysterious about the nooks and how the hay spilled over. I could go on and on. ...fond memories for sure.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/24/2015
Every time I see one of those by the side of the road, I just want to go explore it. There is just something nostalgic and romantic about these places that probably never even experience any romanticism at all, just a lot of hard work and pain when times were bad. Still, these abandoned places make great backdrops for photos and paintings. Reminders of times gone by.

Reviewed by Michael Schafer 3/24/2015
Living in a rural area, and farm country, this poem brought up many memories of the barns I've seen just like this.

Michael D.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 3/23/2015
This poem brings to mind my Pawpaw's place, everything is fantastically correct. I love that old place. I haven't many memories of my childhood, but that is one of them.

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