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Amish Country
by S.R. Lavin
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The search for inner peace in a society run amuck with
lost values and empty materialism.

 AMISH COUNTRY   for M. J. Lavin


In the cool of the morning

the breeze comes from somewhere else,

me on the porch in a rocking chair,

another day becoming the truth

without illusion, without misgivings.


In the fields the Amish plow and plant

with teams of horses, a people

sequestered from the anxieties

of being where they don’t belong,

getting their chores done, tending to their business.


The children walk to the schoolhouse.

The field swallows orchestrate a life of their own.


Humanity at risk, the Patriot Act like a cancer not in remission,

while global engineers study their satellite data.

A discussion over the air waves

about the psychopathic personality

(those who hurt others without regret).


I stay sane, plotting the poem for several days, and then

under the shade of a black elm tree, shedding

as much ego as I can, contemplate a god

to form me into the shape of who I want to be.



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Reviewed by Michelle Mead 8/13/2011
Love the philosophical feel of this- it is like a photo of your soul, and we get to walk around in it. Your style is a pleasure.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/12/2011
This wonderful poem delves deeply with a complex philosopical touch.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/9/2011
I like that country in and around Lancaster county, Pa, as long as one gets off the main road away from the tourist traps...a long life is had there, less stress, just living simply...e
Reviewed by Glen Manese 8/9/2011
At first, just the title got me to click to this... Being from Pennsylvania... but like how you've detailed a lot within a small amount of words... Thanks for the read...

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