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The Farmer and God
by Paul D Berube

Monday, July 21, 2008
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My 90 year old aunt from Florida sent me this. I don't remember Jim Reeves very well myself but I found this one to be a wonderfully inspirational piece. Just thought I'd share it with you all. It reminds me of how easily we can overlook all our blessings while we're in the midst of a raging storm. I myself just experienced a storm and I believe God has used my aunt to remind me of just how blessed I truly am. I hope you enjoy this and God bless you all. I consider you all to be my friends. I pray that the feeling is mutual.

by Jim Reeves

  I was restin' one evening,
By the side of the road,
When I saw an old farmer
In a field he'd just hoed;

His face was all browned
And wrinkled by the wind,
He was talkin' to the Lord,
Just like he'd be talkin to a friend.

"Well Sir," he said,
In a voice calm and quiet,
"Them corn tassels need sackin',
But I got no string to tie it;

"Had no rain in so long
That the fields are mighty dusty,
It's been so unbearable hot,
That even the kids are gettin' fussy.

"See that grass down in the pasture?
It should really be knee high,
If You could send a little shower, Lord,
It might keep the cow from goin' dry;

"Ah, but listen to me talkin',
You'd think I wasn't grateful,
Why, if You didn't know me so well, Lord, You'd think I was downright hateful.

"You'd think I'd forgot about
The new calf that You sent,

And the money that came in the mail
That sure took care of the rent;

"Ma's cold's better now and
Johnny's home from the Navy,

And that good Sunday dinner,
Of chicken, dumplins', and gravy;

"The new preacher You sent us, Lord,
He sure is a fine young man,
Why, he's just convertin' them sinners,
To beat the whole durn band!

"Well, guess I'll be mosein' along, Lord,
Won't take no more of Your time,
Guess there's plenty of folks here abouts, Just waitin' to ring Your line;

Good Evenin' to You, Lord,
And watch over us tonight;

And don't You worry about us none Lord, 'cause everything's gonna be alright."




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Reviewed by Connie Faust 7/25/2008
Beautiful words and a great reminder to be thankful at all times!

Reviewed by Paul Berube 7/21/2008

I love country western and Jim Reeves is one of my favorites. I could picture your poem being narrated by a Walter Brennan type. If we would only stop a minute to give thanks for what we have perhaps people wouldn't be a bitchin about what they don't have. Peace, Love and Blessings Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/21/2008
This helps, and I may re-read it, with my plight of late regards no job and no money...thanks for posting it...and while I don't recall Mr. Reeves exactly, I do recall he and Patsy Cline sang together, though that was NEVER my kind of music...Peace, Ed & Rufuz

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