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In Memory of Our Forefathers
by Daniel L Keith

Sunday, May 30, 2010
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Living in the south there was a time when you could take a drive and see old barns everywhere. With progress and building the barns are fading. If you ever have a chance to drive through the south and see an old barn, stop and think about the sweat and love behind it.


 

Old barns in the south are fading
fast,
Soon to be a thing of the
past.

Standing alone in the field of
green,
The most beautiful building I've ever
seen.

Built by men that were strong and
tough,
They never complained, and they never
gave up.

Back when your neighbor was your
friend,
A simple handshake let you know you could
trust him.

When the barn needed raising, and work had
to be done,
Your neighbors would help from dawn to
the setting of the sun.

Knowing all along there would be
no pay,
That was their life, the
southern way.

                                                                                Daniel L Keith

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Reviewed by David Keith (Reader) 1/24/2011
Hi Daniel

Do you remember the barn we had when we were little?
We used to climb up to where the square bales of hay were and squeezed in between them and made forts to play in.
I love old barns. They seem so sad when they're not being used.

Good poem Daniel, love ya...

David Keith
Reviewed by eliza keating 8/25/2010
this is the same the world over..here in scotland they are destroying our beautiful landscape too.replacing it with shopping centres ...great piece ...eliza keating
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/9/2010
Indeed Daniel, old barns symbolize a way of life and here too they are more and more rare. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Barbara Henry 6/8/2010
Great poem Daniel!
Much success~
Barbara Henry
Reviewed by JMS Bell 6/1/2010
YOU KNOW WHAT....YOU ARE SO RIGHT. SO MANY TIMES, I DON'T TAKE THE TIME TO THINK ABOUT THE LABOR...AND LOVE....THAT WENT INTO MAKING THOSE OLD BARNS. THANKS FOR REMINDING ME WITH SUCH A WELL DONE, UNIQUE OFFERING. GOD BLESS AND LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/1/2010
Daniel this is such a beautiful tribute, and your words are to be cherished because they are disappearing. I wish I had the means to live on a farm and work the land. That would be a dream come true.

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Z McClure 5/31/2010
A wonderful tribute to a day and age when more people than not, had a strong sense of commitment to their neighbors. You've used the barn as a strong visual symbol of those days Daniel. Very powerful poem!
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 5/30/2010
Daniel,

Never having been to the south, I haven't seen this. This is a truly fantastic and heartfelt write.


Mary
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